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A strawberry harvest-aiding system with crop-transport co-robots: Design, development, and field evaluation [article]

Chen Peng, Stavros Vougioukas, David Slaughter, Zhenghao Fei, Rajkishan Arikapudi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This work presents the development of a co-robotic harvest-aid system and its evaluation during commercial strawberry harvesting.  ...  A step toward increasing harvest automation for such crops is to deploy harvest-aid collaborative robots (co-bots) that transport the empty and full trays, thus increasing harvest efficiency by reducing  ...  State diagram of picker states and transport robot states during human-robot collaborative harvesting Table 2 .  ... 
arXiv:2107.13063v1 fatcat:zzzxqzkdsvdktpk7p6zzokqelm

An Agricultural Event Prediction Framework towards Anticipatory Scheduling of Robot Fleets: General Concepts and Case Studies

Abhishesh Pal, Gautham Das, Marc Hanheide, Antonio Candea Leite, Pål Johan From
2022 Agronomy  
Among several activities during soft-fruit harvesting, human pickers take 20–30% of overall operation time into the logistics activities.  ...  Such an unproductive time, for example, can be reduced by optimally deploying a fleet of agricultural robots and schedule them by anticipating the human activity behaviour (state) during harvesting.  ...  Gjevestad for all valuable comments and suggestions, which were taken into consideration to improve the overall quality and readability of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy12061299 fatcat:otd626hdw5bb5apc7ts62wchyi

RASberry - Robotic and Autonomous Systems for Berry Production

Pål Johan From, Lars Grimstad, Marc Hanheide, Simon Pearson, Grzegorz Cielniak
2018 Mechanical engineering (New York, N.Y. 1919)  
The nal con guration of the robot will also include on-board multi-modal sensing to support safe and autonomous navigation of the robots and their collaboration with humans.  ...  He has a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in modeling and control of complex robotic systems.  ... 
doi:10.1115/1.2018-jun-6 fatcat:kh6gfexpmrf5jm6rhsobltzyi4

Research and development in agricultural robotics: A perspective of digital farming

Redmond Ramin Shamshiri, Cornelia Weltzien, Ibrahim A. Hameed, Ian J. Yule, Tony E. Grift, Siva K. Balasundram, Lenka Pitonakova, Desa Ahmad, Girish Chowdhary
2018 International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering  
The concepts of multi-robots, human-robot collaboration, and environment reconstruction from aerial images and ground-based sensors for the creation of virtual farms were highlighted as some of the gateways  ...  It was shown that one of the trends and research focuses in agricultural field robotics is towards building a swarm of small scale robots and drones that collaborate together to optimize farming inputs  ...  The consultation supports and assistance on the economic and viability assessment of agricultural robotics provided by Dr. Mary Sh, Ms. Mojgan, and Dr.  ... 
doi:10.25165/j.ijabe.20181103.4278 fatcat:45esyb5sv5bm5iy2ncls3nizge

Opportunities for Robotic Systems and Automation in Cotton Production

Edward Barnes, Gaylon Morgan, Kater Hake, Jon Devine, Ryan Kurtz, Gregory Ibendahl, Ajay Sharda, Glen Rains, John Snider, Joe Mari Maja, J. Alex Thomasson, Yuzhen Lu (+10 others)
2021 AgriEngineering  
Specific examples include advances in automated weed control and progress made in the use of robotic systems for cotton harvesting.  ...  Automation continues to play a greater role in agricultural production with commercial systems now available for machine vision identification of weeds and other pests, autonomous weed control, and robotic  ...  Another barrier to the increased use of cover crops by U.S. cotton producers is the added management and labor needed near and during harvest, one of the busiest times of the season.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agriengineering3020023 fatcat:pvcifsr5c5hzthehqnts6fda6y

Soft Robotics as an Enabling Technology for Agroforestry Practice and Research

Girish Chowdhary, Mattia Gazzola, Girish Krishnan, Chinmay Soman, Sarah Lovell
2019 Sustainability  
The shortage of qualified human labor is a key challenge facing farmers, limiting profit margins and preventing the adoption of sustainable and diversified agroecosystems, such as agroforestry.  ...  In this paper, we discuss the benefits and challenges of soft robotics technology and what it could mean for sustainable agriculture and agroforestry.  ...  In this case, our control is the human harvester from a position that is reachable to the robot; we want to harvest at least as many berries as the human, within a reasonable amount of time. 3.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11236751 fatcat:awwqdn2iargxxcwyixb6rgd6hi

Development status and trend of agricultural robot technology

Yucheng Jin, 1. Key Laboratory of Modern Agricultural Equipment and Technology, Ministry of Education, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China, Jizhan Liu, Zhujie Xu, Shouqi Yuan, Pingping Li, Jizhang Wang, 2. College of Biology and the Environment, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210042, China
2021 International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering  
Finally, robot-crop interaction simulation, big data support, and artificial intelligence are regarded as paths to realize the breakthrough of key agricultural robot technologies.  ...  From the classification of agricultural robot systems, the development of main types of monitoring robots, non-selective and selective working robots for crop farming, livestock and poultry farming and  ...  No. 4111680002) and A Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (No.  ... 
doi:10.25165/j.ijabe.20211404.6821 fatcat:ezjeplgvxbfbpd6aeblusgcq3i

Agriculture fleet vehicle routing: A decentralised and dynamic problem

Marin Lujak, Elizabeth Sklar, Frederic Semet
2020 AI Communications  
To date, the research on agriculture vehicles in general and Agriculture Mobile Robots (AMRs) in particular has focused on a single vehicle (robot) and its agriculture-specific capabilities.  ...  Major conglomerates with large and heterogeneous fleets of agriculture vehicles could operate on huge land areas without human operators to effect precision farming.  ...  England council's "Lincoln Agri-Robotics" project as part of the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Programme.  ... 
doi:10.3233/aic-201581 fatcat:smvtysz2q5a4vn3ab3irfsznk4

Science and Technology Parks: A Futuristic Approach

Imran Makhdoom, Justin Lipman, Mehran Abolhasan, Duncan Challen
2022 IEEE Access  
Developing on the detailed survey, we propose a unique feature of Autonomous Systems as a Service to bestow a futuristic look to the science and technology parks.  ...  Besides, with rampantly changing multidisciplinary technologies and increased data-oriented business models, the classic science and technology park value-creation strategies may not be instrumental in  ...  A service robot is designed and developed to interact with humans as living human machines.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3159798 fatcat:6tnosyhsqnfspbszbgx7dxcvaq

TU-B-I-617-01: High Field MRI - Technology, Applications, Safety, and Limitations

RJ Stafford
2005 Medical Physics (Lancaster)  
The robot was modeled mathematically using the modified Denavit and Hartenberg representation of robotic manipulators.  ...  The PTRAN Monte Carlo (MC) photon transport code is used to generate 3D calculations of the doses arising from an HDR 192 Ir source in; Anatomy-based MC simulations modeling the dosimetric effects of missing  ...  Conflict of Interest: This investigation was supported in part by PHS Grant No. CA 10953 awarded by the National Cancer Institute, Department of Health and Human Services.  ... 
doi:10.1118/1.1999700 fatcat:yub56igoe5cl3cthdpzwrdvjp4

Prediction and classification of sugar content of sugarcane based on skin scanning using visible and shortwave near infrared

Nazmi Mat Nawi, Guangnan Chen, Troy Jensen, Saman Abdanan Mehdizadeh
2013 Biosystems Engineering  
In addition, a Special Parallel Conference on mechanisation and post-harvest technology in developing countries organized by UNIDO and FAO forms a part of the Congress.  ...  P-0622 COMPARISON OF GRAIN-COMBINE AND PICKER-HUSKER HARVESTING SYSTEM IN SEED CORN HARVESTING OPERATION BASED ON THEIR HARVESTING LOSSES Seyyed Hassan Pishgar-komleh Seyyed Hassan Pishgar-komleh; Alireza  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2013.03.005 fatcat:onnkzfpj3nghbam57r7mbmzs6e

Visual Information Requirements for Remotely Supervised Autonomous Agricultural Machines

Uduak Edet, Daniel Mann
2020 Applied Sciences  
to be avoided, crop conditions, and field conditions.  ...  In a subsequent laboratory study, 29 experienced sprayer operators were recruited to view and comment on video clips selected from the video footage collected during the initial ride-along.  ...  For example, if operators were asked to harvest apples by teleoperating a robot apple picker, those operators that were able to control the machine might be considered to have a higher SA of the robot  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10082794 doaj:0532558ab62f4fc6b6ad532c83642f49 fatcat:skvtejue2ffkpdoppuuio5adse

An Introduction to Sociology

B. I. Chukwukere
1970 Sociology  
Parental involvement Parental involvement is an essential aspect of a child's educational development.  ...  The socialization and academic education of a child are aided by the involvement of the student, parent(s), teachers, and others in the community and extended family.  ...  Numerous models could be presented in this vein; I have chosen one that does a good job of combining the multiple levels into one model: Ritzer's Integration Model.  ... 
doi:10.1177/003803857000400122 fatcat:xsvsvt2gt5fkjiingsliivi2ga

National Science Foundation

1967 School Science and Mathematics  
This photograph suggests the broad societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.  ...  Acknowledgements The opportunity and the challenge that we face, as we begin our research and development of nanoscience and technology, is to ask these questions at an early stage of our work, so that  ...  And the time is short, as the progress in this field is expected to be extremely fast.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1967.tb15109.x fatcat:htprnly4djdsbmxp5cc72mt7iq

National Science Foundation

1962 Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America  
This photograph suggests the broad societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.  ...  Acknowledgements The opportunity and the challenge that we face, as we begin our research and development of nanoscience and technology, is to ask these questions at an early stage of our work, so that  ...  And the time is short, as the progress in this field is expected to be extremely fast.  ... 
doi:10.1093/besa/8.1.14a fatcat:7nnxsf24l5btrpkenwvso6jlaa
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