The use of dynamic sensing strategies to improve detection for a pepper harvesting robot

Polina Kurtser, Yael Edan

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Abstract

This paper presents the use of dynamic sensing strategies to improve detection results for a pepper harvesting robot. The algorithm decides if an additional viewpoint is needed and selects the best-fit viewpoint location from a predefined set of locations based on the predicted profitability of such an action. The suggestion of a possible additional viewpoint is based on image analysis for fruit and occlusion level detection, prediction of the expected number of additional targets sensed from that viewpoint, and final decision if choosing the additional viewpoint is beneficial. The developed heuristic was applied on 96 greenhouse images of 30 sweet peppers and resulted in up to 19% improved detection. The harvesting utility cost function decreased by up to 10% compared to the conventional single viewpoint strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages8286-8293
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680940
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Dec 2018
Event2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period1/10/185/10/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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