Design of an advanced prototype robot for white asparagus harvesting

Anna P. Chatzimichali, Ioannis P. Georgilas, Vassilios D. Tourassis

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Abstract

Agricultural workplaces are a prototypical example of unstructured and variant environments, offering a novel challenge to robotic research and automation. In this paper, a robot prototype is presented for white asparagus harvesting. White asparagus is a rather delicate vegetable with unique cultivation characteristics, which is exceptionally tiring and laborious to collect and requires specialized workers for harvesting. In this paper, we propose an integrated robotic system able to move in the field, identify white asparagus stems and collect them without damaging them. We highlight the design decisions for every module of the harvester and outline the overall architecture of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
Pages887-892
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2009
Event2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 14 Jul 200917 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period14/07/0917/07/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Chatzimichali, A. P., Georgilas, I. P., & Tourassis, V. D. (2009). Design of an advanced prototype robot for white asparagus harvesting. In 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009 (pp. 887-892). [5229897] (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM). https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2009.5229897