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Agricultural Robots — Applications and Economic Perspectives [chapter]

Pedersen S., Fountas S., Blackmore S.
2008 Service Robot Applications  
In the robotic weeding scenario, we compared an autonomous vehicle equipped with a micro spraying system with a conventional sprayer for sugar beet.  ...  Pedersen et. al. (2006 Pedersen et. al. ( & 2007 outlined a comparison between 3 different applications of robot systems with conventional systems for crop production and landscape treatment.  ...  Publisher InTech Published online 01, August, 2008 Published in print edition August, 2008 The aim of this book is to provide new ideas, original results and practical experiences regarding service robotics  ... 
doi:10.5772/6048 fatcat:zc4tqpmuhffmzndr2zoppfimyy

Integrating Autonomous Aerial Scouting with Autonomous Ground Actuation to Reduce Chemical Pollution on Crop Soil [chapter]

Jesús Conesa-Muñoz, João Valente, Jaime del Cerro, Antonio Barrientos, Ángela Ribeiro
2015 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing  
Furthermore, an overall system to manage these combined missions, composed of aerial inspections and ground interventions performed by autonomous robots, is proposed and implemented.  ...  The approach was tested on an agricultural scenario, in which the weeds in a crop had to be killed by spraying herbicide on them.  ...  Finally, the results section explains how the overall system, fleet and implemented Mission Manager, performed an accurate selective treatment in a real crop in an autonomous way.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27149-1_4 fatcat:euufng2lrnaoxkwbhokf6wwmcy

Agricultural robots—system analysis and economic feasibility

S. M. Pedersen, S. Fountas, H. Have, B. S. Blackmore
2006 Precision Agriculture  
This paper focuses on the economic feasibility of applying autonomous robotic vehicles compared to conventional systems in three different applications: robotic weeding in high value crops (particularly  ...  sugar beet), crop scouting in cereals and grass cutting on golf courses.  ...  In the robotic weeding scenario, we compared an autonomous vehicle equipped with a micro spraying system with a conventional sprayer for sugar beet.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11119-006-9014-9 fatcat:txrvbx3hh5ag7bpwwscsyrx4d4

Farmers' perspectives on field crop robots – Evidence from Bavaria, Germany

O. Spykman, A. Gabriel, M. Ptacek, M. Gandorfer
2021 Computers and Electronics in Agriculture  
More farmers can generally imagine owning small robots as opposed to an autonomous tractor in ten years, but at the same time view autonomous tractors as more suitable for most specified agronomic tasks  ...  A B S T R A C T Farmers' attitudes toward field crop robots in a European setting have hardly been studied despite an increasing availability of the technology.  ...  Recently, Rübcke von Veltheim et al. (2019) assessed the current state of literature on the acceptance of autonomous field crop robots published in English or German and determined an enormous research  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compag.2021.106176 fatcat:5hcjfi2iqjehhovjxwoabozcui

Robots for Field Operations with Comprehensive Multilayer Control

H. W. Griepentrog, C. L. Dühring Jaeger, D. S. Paraforos
2013 Künstliche Intelligenz  
Today research within agricultural technology focuses beside productivity and operation costs mainly on increasing the resource efficiency of crop production.  ...  Autonomous machines have the potential to significantly contribute to this by utilizing more multi-factorial real-time sensing and embedding artificial intelligence.  ...  Row positions allow weeding parallel to or between crop rows and single seed positions allow even individual crop plant treatments within rows [9] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-013-0266-z fatcat:betxnmg5grb5rlz77pnztekopu

A Small Versatile Electrical Robot for Autonomous Spraying in Agriculture

Cantelli, Bonaccorso, Longo, Melita, Schillaci, Muscato
2019 AgriEngineering  
The objectives of our system are the development of an autonomous vehicle and a spraying management system that allows safe and accurate autonomous spraying operations.  ...  Precision spraying enables the treatment of only the plants that require it, with the right amount of products.  ...  The heart of the system we developed is represented by an agile autonomous robotic vehicle able to move in environments where standard agricultural machineries (automated or autonomous) cannot operate:  ... 
doi:10.3390/agriengineering1030029 fatcat:eanlkrllsfb6rayvijhemuifb4

Field Robots for Intelligent Farms—Inhering Features from Industry

Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos, Roemi Fernández, Delia Sepúlveda, Eduardo Navas, Luis Emmi, Manuel Armada
2020 Agronomy  
This article determines similarities, contrasts, and differences between industrial and field robots and identifies some techniques proven in the industry with an extraordinary potential to be used in  ...  and aerial unmanned robots and multi-robot systems.  ...  soil, crops, and weed management; D2 Autonomous robots: Each robot comprises a mobile platform, a robot controller, and a safety system; D3 Agricultural tools: These tools act directly on soil/crops and  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy10111638 fatcat:jrueilhhhjgvzi47sq4vra4dwi

Field sprayer technology: acritical overview

A. Elwakeel, S. Ahmed, A. Zein Eldin, L Nasrat, M. Hassaan, M. Alsebiey
2022 Al-Azhar Journal of Agricultural Engineering  
Hence, proper selection based on ergonomic, economic, efficacy, and ecological and use of equipment for pesticide application has a direct effect on crop productivity.  ...  Abdelmotaleb et al. (2015) developed an autonomous navigation agricultural robotic platform (ARP) based on machine vision.  ...  sprayer, the robotized patch sprayer consisted of an autonomous mobile robot-supported and agricultural vehicle chassis and a direct-injection spraying boom that was tailor-made to interact with the mobile  ... 
doi:10.21608/azeng.2022.252896 fatcat:iuxehzkfznhy7bktwpilibv2au

Unmanned Ground Vehicles for Smart Farms [chapter]

Pablo Gonzalez-De-Santos, Roemi Fernández, Delia Sepúlveda, Eduardo Navas, Manuel Armada
2020 Agronomy [Working Title]  
The latter includes both wheeled and wheel-legged robots and an analysis of their adaptability to terrain and crops.  ...  Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from (i) RoboCity2030-DIH-CM Madrid Robotics Digital Innovation Hub ("Robótica aplicada a la mejora de la calidad de vida de  ...  accurate perception and actuation (soil preparation, crop treatments, harvest, etc.).  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.90683 fatcat:zfaopuwf6zc6hkivadqhcerd7i

Economics of robots and automation in field crop production

James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Iona Yuelu Huang, Vasileios Grigoriadis, Simon Blackmore
2019 Precision Agriculture  
None examined cropping system changes, or regional and national impacts on markets, trade and labour demand.  ...  After eligibility assessment, 18 studies were subjected to a qualitative analysis, with ten focused on automation of specific horticultural operations and eight related to autonomous agricultural equipment  ...  crops, they estimated an initial cost of €64,939 for a weeding robot and, for a total area of 80 ha, an annual cost of €260.40/ha/yr.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11119-019-09667-5 fatcat:pwlbnd34evcijk6vsnz5ahuoki

Hybrid-Powered Autonomous Robots for Reducing Both Fuel Consumption and Pollution in Precision Agriculture Tasks [chapter]

Mariano Gonzalez-de-Soto, Luis Emmi, Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos
2019 Agricultural Robots - Fundamentals and Applications  
A hybrid energy system for autonomous robots devoted to weed and pest control in agriculture is modeled and evaluated, and its exhaust emissions are compared with those of an internal combustion engine-powered  ...  We analyze and compare the exhaust gases resulting from the use of (1) an internal combustion engine as the single power source and (2) the hybrid energy system.  ...  Autonomous robot controller The autonomous robot controller (see Figure 2 ) allowed the robot to apply an effective treatment with high precision.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.79875 fatcat:zoga54akyvefdcxbwb3lkct6pm

Adaptive Surveying and Early Treatment of Crops with a Team of Autonomous Vehicles

Wajahat Kazmi, Morten Bisgaard, Francisco Jose Garcia-Ruiz, Karl Damkjaer Hansen, Anders la Cour-Harbo
2011 European Conference on Mobile Robots  
The ASETA project (acronym for Adaptive Surveying and Early treatment of crops with a Team of Autonomous vehicles) is a multi-disciplinary project combining cooperating airborne and ground-based vehicles  ...  with advanced sensors and automated analysis to implement a smart treatment of weeds in agricultural fields.  ...  ASETA ASETA (Adaptive Surveying and Early treatment of crops with a Team of Autonomous vehicles) is funded through a grant of 2 million EUR by the Danish Council of Strategic Research.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecmr/KazmiBGHC11 fatcat:6hxsdvfurjcglcjadudydfra3u

Greenhouse Robots: Ultimate Solutions to Improve Automation in Protected Cropping Systems—A Review

Giorgia Bagagiolo, Giovanni Matranga, Eugenio Cavallo, Niccolò Pampuro
2022 Sustainability  
The purpose of the present review is providing an overview of the research conducted in recent years related to robotic automation for greenhouse applications.  ...  Specifically, the technologies used for guidance and navigation systems, crop detection and fruit grasping system, spraying system, and other minor supporting tasks have been described.  ...  UV Treatment Grimstead et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14116436 fatcat:vl7hdt4zbvcm7ncp7gymho4axu

Building an Aerial-Ground Robotics System for Precision Farming [article]

Alberto Pretto, Stéphanie Aravecchia, Wolfram Burgard, Nived Chebrolu, Christian Dornhege, Tillmann Falck, Freya Fleckenstein, Alessandra Fontenla, Marco Imperoli, Raghav Khanna, Frank Liebisch, Philipp Lottes (+16 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
With this vision, the Flourish research project aimed to develop an adaptable robotic solution for precision farming that combines the aerial survey capabilities of small autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles  ...  treatments, and the optimization of human effort and yield.  ...  Crop and Weed Detection A prerequisite for selective and plant-specific treatments with farming robots is an effective plant classification system providing the robot with information on where and when  ... 
arXiv:1911.03098v2 fatcat:gcmmlqqzuvg4flxforwbinrtkq

A SPECIFICATION FOR AN AUTONOMOUS CROP PRODUCTION MECHANIZATION SYSTEM

B.S. Blackmore, S. Fountas, T.A. Gemtos, H.W. Griepentrog
2009 Acta Horticulturae  
Three main groups of field operations have been identified; Crop establishment, Plant care and Selective harvesting. Each process and operation brings its own challenges and opportunities.  ...  Preparation of maps or crop scouting prior to treatments is another part of management information that can be carried out by autonomous machines.  ...  This approach is unfeasible for a manned vehicle but simple for an autonomous one.  ... 
doi:10.17660/actahortic.2009.824.23 fatcat:apxjecxxzzauzk6wq2jfgry24i
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