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JRM Vol.21 No.5 pp. 583-589
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2009.p0583
(2009)

Paper:

Development of Asparagus Harvester Coordinated with 3-D Vision Sensor

Naoki Irie*, Nobuyoshi Taguchi*, Takao Horie* and Takakazu Ishimatsu**

*Industrial Technology Center of Nagasaki
2-1303-8 Ikeda, Omura, Nagasaki 856-0026, Japan

**Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagasaki University
1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

Received:
January 31, 2009
Accepted:
June 1, 2009
Published:
October 20, 2009
Keywords:
agri-robot, 3-D, vision, asparagus, harvest
Abstract

The automated asparagus harvesting robot we developed to replace manual labor, consists of a 3-D vision sensor to detect candidate asparagus by height, a robotic arm with an end-effector to grasp candidates and cut their stems, and a mobile cart to navigate asparagus furrows. Experiments in a greenhouse confirmed the robot’s feasibility.

Cite this article as:
Naoki Irie, Nobuyoshi Taguchi, Takao Horie, and Takakazu Ishimatsu, “Development of Asparagus Harvester Coordinated with 3-D Vision Sensor,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.21, No.5, pp. 583-589, 2009.
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