Towards Automated Strawberry Harvesting: Identifying the Picking Point

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Abstract

With the decline of rural populations across the globe, much hope is vested in the use of robots in agriculture as a means to sustain food production. This is particularly relevant for high-value crops, such as strawberries, where harvesting is currently very labour-intensive. As part of a larger project to build a robot that is capable of harvesting strawberries, we have studied the identification of the picking point of strawberries—the point that a robot hand should grasp the strawberry—from images of strawberries. We present a novel approach to identify the picking point and evaluate this approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems
PublisherSpringer‐Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages222-236
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-3-319-64107-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64106-5
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jul 2017

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