A Robot System for Shoot Tip Culture

Hirokazu OSAKI, Yasuhiro KAJIHARA, Tetsuya ITO, Yasuteru MICHIHIRO, Tadao TOGAWA, Masahiko AKAMATSU
1995 Transactions of the Institute of Systems Control and Information Engineers  
Tissue culture involves the regeneration of plants from very small plants, tissues, or cells grown aseptically in a suitable environmemt. A robot system has been developed to automate the cultivation of shoot tips. An image processing technique is used to decide where to cut a shoot. The procedure for the selection of the cutting points includes taking an image of a shoot, binalizing the image, deciding a search area where a joint exists, and deciding the cutting points. A robotic hand which
more » ... s a shoot at two cutting points simultaneously and grasps the shoot without destroying it is developed. An applicative experiment using carnations is made to demonstrate the effectiveness of the robot system.
doi:10.5687/iscie.8.434 fatcat:r5gcsnoqhjbopjq7dd76eq2xpe