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JRM Vol.26 No.2 pp. 267-268
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0267
(2014)

Development Report:

Asparagus Harvesting Robot

Naoki Irie and Nobuyoshi Taguchi

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

Received:
December 2, 2013
Accepted:
February 11, 2014
Published:
April 20, 2014
Keywords:
agricultural robot, asparagus, harvest
Abstract

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.

Cite this article as:
N. Irie and N. Taguchi, “Asparagus Harvesting Robot,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.2, pp. 267-268, 2014.
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