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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Optical sensors for tree stem detection in nurseries
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Agriculture automatization,
  • Laser sensors
Information
Abstract
Active optical sensing (laser and light curtain transmission) devices mounted on a mobile platform can correctly detect and localize trees. To conduct an evaluation and comparison of the different sensors used, an optical encoder wheel was used for vehicle odometry and provided a measurement of the linear displacement of the prototype vehicle along a row of tree seedlings as a reference for each sensor measurement recorded. Field trials were conducted on in a juvenile tree nursery with one-year-old grafted almond trees at the Sierra Gold Nursery, Yuba City, CA, United States. Through these tests and subsequent data processing, each sensor was individually evaluated to characterize their reliability as well as their advantages and disadvantages for the proposed task. These results will help in the selection of the most consistent sensor for the accurate detection and localization of each tree in the nursery, which would allow for the ability to automate labor-intensive tasks, such as weeding, without damaging crops.
International
Si
Book Edition
Book Publishing
ISBN
978-84-697-0248-2
Series
Book title
Second International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture and forestry New trends in mobile robotics, perception and actuation for agriculture and forestry
From page
157
To page
166
Participants
  • Autor: Miguel Garrido Izard (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Perez-Ruiz (Departmento de Ingeniería Aeroespacial y Mecánica de Fluidos. Área de Ing. Agroforestal University of Sevilla)
  • Autor: Constantino Valero Ubierna (UPM)
  • Autor: C.J. Gliever (Departments of Plant Sciences and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Sensor and Instrumentation Lab, University of California-Davis (USA))
  • Autor: B.D. Hanson (Departments of Plant Sciences and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Sensor and Instrumentation Lab, University of California-Davis(USA))
  • Autor: D.C. Slaughter (Departments of Plant Sciences and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Sensor and Instrumentation Lab, University of California-Davis(USA))
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: LPF-TAGRALIA: Técnicas Avanzadas en Agroalimentación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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