2005 B. Wallach (Robotic Mechanical Harvester)

Robotic Mechanical Harvester for Fresh Market Citrus

The goal of the robot harvester project’s second phase, FY2004-2005, was to begin to validate Vision Robotics’ concept for mapping orange trees using the scout robot. The scout will map the grove determining the tree locations, the number and size of the oranges and their approximate positions on each tree. Once a tree and its oranges are mapped, the scout will determine a picking-plan for that tree, which it will transmit to a harvester robot.