Robotics in protected cultivation

E. J. Van Henten, C. W. Bac, J. Hemming, Y. Edan

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Abstract

This paper reviews robotics for protected cultivation systems. Based on a short description of the greenhouse crop production process, the current state in greenhouse mechanization and the challenges for robotics in protected cultivation are identified. Examples of current greenhouse robotics research are presented. Since the complex working environment constitutes a considerable challenge to robotics, opportunities will be identified to deal with this complexity. Solutions can be found in developing more advanced technology, including multiple sensor approaches, sensor fusion and artificial intelligence concepts and in human-robot collaboration. Alternatively, solutions can be found in modifying the working environment. The paper also pleas for the development of more generic solutions to deal with the small and very scattered markets of robots in protected cultivation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post Harvest Industry, AGRICONTROL 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages170-177
Number of pages8
Edition18 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902823441
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event4th IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post Harvest Industry, AGRICONTROL 2013 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 28 Aug 201330 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number18 PART 1
Volume46
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

Conference4th IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post Harvest Industry, AGRICONTROL 2013
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period28/08/1330/08/13

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-robot collaboration
  • Motion planning
  • Optimal design
  • Protected cultivation
  • Robotics
  • Sensor
  • Sensor fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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