For a machine manufacturer in the agricultural sector, ALTEN developed applications for their manure-cleaning robot. The robot drives autonomously between the cows in the barn following a map and route created by technicians of the client.
The robot does not push manure but vacuums it. This not only makes for a cleaner floor, but it also ensures the cows’ hooves remain cleaner. This improves both the health and the well-being of the animals.
The original tool that allows the technicians to create and (re)configure a map and route was very difficult and time-consuming to use, so ALTEN was asked to create a releasable and maintainable product.
ALTEN started with a design analysis and requirements collection, leading to a definition of an initial set of product features with a platform selection and a software architecture and framework selection.
In the next phase, ALTEN developed subsequent product releases in close cooperation with the client’s engineers and stakeholders.
- Prototype features to mitigate technical risks
- Develop frontend and backend software
- Test the application in combination with the robot
- Provide insights on progress, budget, and planning
ALTEN added value
- Requirements engineering
- Software architecture and architectural reviews
- Web technologies
- Agile software development
Software and skills
- React, TypeScript
- C# .NET (Maui)
- Bluetooth, SVG, XML
The software features have been delivered successfully in several releases. The design and development are continuously being shared with the client.