Sensors, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Precision Orchard Management (POM)

Kushtrim Bresilla
2019
As agriculture becomes more high tech, a growing number of farmers are using GPSequipped autonomous systems supported by platforms that collect data on plants, soil, and weather. This emerging field of precision agriculture is based on observing, measuring and responding to crops with smart technology. Robots are taking on many tasks in agriculture nowadays, including planting greenhouse crops, harvesting apples, pruning vineyards and/or plant health monitoring. Precision agriculture refers to
more » ... he way farmers manage crops to ensure efficiency of inputs such as water and fertilizer, and to maximize productivity, quality, and yield as well minimizing pests, unwanted flooding, and diseases. It begins the cycle by collecting information about their crop yields. This is done through a series of sensors specialized for a purpose, then the data is transferred to cloud for intelligent processing and further data analytics and at the end is either suggested to take actions or is done autonomously.
doi:10.48676/unibo/amsdottorato/8980 fatcat:7box2vnjijgufk6l4k7nreqbai