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Ridge-tracking for Strawberry Harvesting Support Robot According to Farmer's Behavior

EasyChair Preprint no. 1437

11 pagesDate: August 27, 2019


In Japan, the amount of agricultural production decreases year by year. Moreover, reduction in agricultural work population and increase of abandonment of culti-vated land are major social issues. To overcome these issues, we have proposed a small agricultural robot "MY DONKEY" which supports transportation of harvest-ed crops and records the farm work of the user and crop yield in field map while moving closer to the user. In order to move in the furrowed field, it is necessary to detect ridges and furrows where the robot can move using robot mounted sensors and follow the ridge while avoiding the ridges and crop rows. Furthermore, to real-ize smooth harvesting support, we propose a ridge tracking control according to user's behavior based on the recognition of the work contents of the user such as harvesting, loading of harvested crops to the robot, transportation and movement. We propose the ridge tracking control framework based on fuzzy set theory which can evaluate and integrate multiple situations and carry out experiments in straw-berry farm.

Keyphrases: Agricultural mobile robot, Harvesting support, Ridge-tracking control, Smart Agriculture

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  author = {Ayanori Yorozu and Genya Ishigami and Masaki Takahashi},
  title = {Ridge-tracking for Strawberry Harvesting Support Robot According to Farmer's Behavior},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1437},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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