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Design of an advanced prototype robot for white asparagus harvesting

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


Vassilios D. Tourassis

Ioannis P. Georgilas


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. ©2009 IEEE.

Start Date Jul 14, 2009
Publication Date Nov 4, 2009
Print ISSN 2159-6247
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 887-892
ISBN 9781424428526
APA6 Citation Tourassis, V. D., Georgilas, I. P., Chatzimichali, A. P., Chatzimichali, A., Georgilas, I., & Tourassis, V. (2009). Design of an advanced prototype robot for white asparagus harvesting.
Keywords white asparagus harvesting, robot prototype, vegetable, unique cultivation characteristics
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Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics


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