A Small Versatile Electrical Robot for Autonomous Spraying in Agriculture

Cantelli, Bonaccorso, Longo, Melita, Schillaci, Muscato
2019 AgriEngineering  
Boosting innovation and research in the agricultural sector is crucial if farmers are asked to produce more with less. Precision agriculture offers different solutions to assist farmers in improving efficiency and reducing labor costs while respecting the legal requirements. Precision spraying enables the treatment of only the plants that require it, with the right amount of products. Our research group has developed a solution based on a reconfigurable vehicle with a high degree of automation
more » ... or the distribution of plant protection products in vineyards and greenhouses. The synergy between the vehicle and the spraying management system we developed is an innovative solution with high technological content, and attempts to account for the current European and global directives in the field of agricultural techniques. 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.
doi:10.3390/agriengineering1030029 fatcat:eanlkrllsfb6rayvijhemuifb4