MECHANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE

Pilot Project for an Integrated Complex for clean soil-based production, harvest and delivery (logistic operations) of Iceberg lettuce

  • 1 Freelancer and Association Agrorobotika founder
  • 2 Robco Smart
  • 3 Chairman at the Association of Agrorobotika
  • 4 ciation Agrorobotika member, VSI Plovdiv
  • 5 Representative of the Cluster for Electric Mobility

Abstract

In order to address multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to revolutionize iceberg lettuce harvesting with intelligent robots. Our team, comprised of agricultural producers and engineers, has utilized TRIZ methodology, brainstorming, and other techniques to develop an agricultural technology solution: an Integrated Complex that automates harvesting and loading of produce onto transportation vehicles. Our design leverages state-of-the-art deep computer vision – a form of AI that analyzes camera images – to precisely locate mature lettuce heads. The robot identifies optimal grasping points for harvesting and carefully places the heads in a designated transport area. With deep learning at its core, our robots will optimize yield, reduce waste and costs, ushering in a new era of intelligent agriculture.

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