Greenhouse partner robot system

Koshi Kashiwazaki, Yusuke Sugahara, Jun Iwasaki, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Shiro Kumazawa, Tomoki Yamashita

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Abstract

The mechanization and automation of agriculture have progressed for streamlining and saving labor of agricultural work. However there are many technical problems for automation of agriculture, because judgments based on human experiences and delicate works are sometimes required. So we propose Greenhouse Partner Robot System which is agricultural support system in greenhouse by cooperation between humans and robots. In this paper, we focused on two works, harvesting and pest control, which the introduction of simple robotics technology will be able to streamline and save labor of considerably. The system consists of Greenhouse Partner Robots and a supervisor. Greenhouse Partner Robot is a four-wheel cart which runs autonomously on a guidance line in greenhouse and has joystick based power assist function, and consists of a mobile base, a joystick, an assist bar, a sensor for tracking a guidance line and RFID tag reader. In the system, a supervisor controls Greenhouse Partner Robots without interference and Greenhouse Partner Robots operate in accordance with supervisor's commands. The experimental results using two Greenhouse Partner Robots illustrated the validity of the proposed control methods and system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint 41st International Symposium on Robotics and 6th German Conference on Robotics 2010, ISR/ROBOTIK 2010
Pages184-191
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventJoint 41st International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2010 and 6th German Conference on Robotics 2010, ROBOTIK 2010 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2010 Jun 72010 Jun 9

Publication series

NameJoint 41st International Symposium on Robotics and 6th German Conference on Robotics 2010, ISR/ROBOTIK 2010
Volume1

Other

OtherJoint 41st International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2010 and 6th German Conference on Robotics 2010, ROBOTIK 2010
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period10/6/710/6/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Kashiwazaki, K., Sugahara, Y., Iwasaki, J., Kosuge, K., Kumazawa, S., & Yamashita, T. (2010). Greenhouse partner robot system. In Joint 41st International Symposium on Robotics and 6th German Conference on Robotics 2010, ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 (pp. 184-191). (Joint 41st International Symposium on Robotics and 6th German Conference on Robotics 2010, ISR/ROBOTIK 2010; Vol. 1).