Asparagus Harvesting Robot
Naoki Irie and Nobuyoshi Taguchi
Industrial Technology Center of Nagasaki, 2-1303-8 Ikeda, Omura, Nagasaki 856-0026, Japan
To replace manual labor, we developed an automated asparagus harvesting robot consisting of a proposed end effector, a robotic arm, a laser range sensor and a mobile cart for navigating asparagus furrows. The major feature of our robot are that it harvests asparagus speedily and works at whatever hours it is needed.
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