According to a company statement here, the development of robots for the load-carrying class of vehicles will allow them to be used for the transportation of goods within industrial facilities and will facilitate the implementation of complex programs on digitalisation.
With the project being divided into two stages, "Zyfra partially re-equipped a motor vehicle and enabled it to move autonomously. For safety purposes and to ensure that it could scan the environment, the vehicle was equipped with lidars, radars and positioning systems."
During the second stage, specialists from Nazarbayev University joined to further develop the unmanned truck on the testing site in Kazakhstan.
"Developers from the University added a computer vision system to the vehicle's functionality, which enables the truck to recognize various objects - people, animals, guard railings, road markings - and independently change the route when it comes into contact with such obstacles," it said.
In September, Zyfra deployed its first two autonomous mining dump trucks - BELAZ-7513R - with a lifting capacity of 130 tons in the mines at Khakassia in Eastern Siberia.