P5: Greenhouse Robotics

The greenhouse robotics use case will address the removal of leaves (deleafing) and ripe fruits (harvesting) from tomato plants, two important plant-maintenance operations. Using the capabilities developed in projects P1 to P4 this use-case addresses the challenge of how to deal with variations in the environment, such as changes in illumination and humidity, as well as variations in objects (leaves and fruits), and complexity in the environment due to high level of clutter and partial occlusion of objects by other plant parts.

Program coherence: This use-case project will receive input from P1 to P4. This use-case project will provide requirements in terms of functionality and performance as well as data to P1 to P4. Similarities in software and hardware architectures to be used in projects P5, P6 and P7 will be explored and exploited.

Research team: WUR-FT, TUe-CS, UT-PE, UT-RAM, TUD-CR, TUD-IM, UvA-II

User involvement: Priva, Rijk Zwaan, Protonic, Aris, Maxon Motor, Festo.