2008 Tim McConnell (Robotic Mechanical Harvester)

Robotic Mechanical Harvester for Fresh Market Citrus

Vision Robotics (VRC) has demonstrated that it is possible to see all the oranges (>99%) on trees in production groves from somewhere outside the tree canopy. In practice, this requires a thorough scan of the tree canopy, and the closer to the canopy and wider the viewing angle the better.