Presentation Title

Fruit harvesting robots

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

Surge 171

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

Conventional industrial fruit picking process demands human involvement and a potential shortage in manual labor could make the process challenging. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of agricultural workers is projected to decline 6% from 2014 to 2024. The importance of harvesting machinery comes into play to cater the labor requirement and control the overall cost on harvest to achieve reasonable 'price tags' on fruits and vegetables. Although mechanical harvesters have been in use for decades, they have displayed numerous issues in the contexts of the quality of the harvest, post processing and wastage control. Fully automated robots have been suggested to overcome the complications caused by mechanical harvesters. This presentation provides a review of research studies that have been completed on the topic of fruit harvesting robots. A fully automated 'agrobot' mainly comprise of a vision system (sensors & cameras), a manipulator and an end-effector. This presentation will be expanding on different aspects of the above mentioned components of agrobots in order to give a comprehensive view of the research area.

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Fruit harvesting robots

Surge 171

Conventional industrial fruit picking process demands human involvement and a potential shortage in manual labor could make the process challenging. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of agricultural workers is projected to decline 6% from 2014 to 2024. The importance of harvesting machinery comes into play to cater the labor requirement and control the overall cost on harvest to achieve reasonable 'price tags' on fruits and vegetables. Although mechanical harvesters have been in use for decades, they have displayed numerous issues in the contexts of the quality of the harvest, post processing and wastage control. Fully automated robots have been suggested to overcome the complications caused by mechanical harvesters. This presentation provides a review of research studies that have been completed on the topic of fruit harvesting robots. A fully automated 'agrobot' mainly comprise of a vision system (sensors & cameras), a manipulator and an end-effector. This presentation will be expanding on different aspects of the above mentioned components of agrobots in order to give a comprehensive view of the research area.