The Chair Agricultural Systems and Technology (AST) at TUD belongs to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Science. The history of engineering for agricultural machines goes back to 1953, when the first institute was founded.
Development of mobile machines and process chains in agriculture with the emphasis on process-function components, machine and process automation using intelligent drives as well as future machine concepts and fleet applications with a high degree of autonomy.
The evolution process, which agricultural technology will face, has profound implications on the future design and functionality of tractor – implement systems and their ability to interact with soil and plants environmentally sustainable and economically efficient. The next decades will see known agricultural concepts shifting towards highly automated, flexible operating machine systems with hybrid power sources and distributed drive architectures. In the long perspective, research shows that a paradigm shift from large machines to smaller and more intelligent multi-robot systems is expected, which can establish and nurse plants even at an individual level
• 1 Chair Professor
• 7 Senior Scientists and Postdocs
• 21 Research Engineers
• 1 Secretary
• 7 Technicians at Experimental Shop and lab facilities
• 25+ Diploma Students (Master) annually
Additional information is accessible at https://tu-dresden.de/die_tu_dresden/fakultaeten/fakultaet_maschinenwesen/ifvlv/landmaschinen/.