Advisor: Lynne Slivovsky
Students: Student teams listed in description
From sanitizing and packaging food, robotic technology has played a significant role in producing consumable fruits and vegetables. This Cal Poly capstone project expands the application of robotic technology to agricultural industry with the creation of a yield monitoring robot focused on the surveying the health of the soil and assessing the readiness of a crop for harvest.
This team of students built a prototype ground robot with various sensors and cameras capable of crop yield monitoring. Equiped with sensors, the robot manuvered crop fields driving between crop rows and under trees to take several hundrend crop images from regular photos to thermal and color-infrared pictures. Students created a program to process the photos so that a farmer can identify fruits for yield monitorin and compile yield data.
Pictured above Robocrop device with capstone team members (left to right) Jeremy Kerfs, Brian Holland and Adam Calabrigo.
For more information:
lslivovs(place an 'at' sign here)calpoly.edu