Ready or Not? A Robot-Assisted Crop Harvest Solution in Smart Agriculture Contexts

Thai Thao Nguyen, Jesse Parron, Omar Obidat, Amy R. Tuininga, Weitian Wang

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Abstract

As robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have become increasingly relevant over the past couple of years, they will inevitably be key components for industries of all aspects which continue to expand to technological solutions. Particularly, the agricultural industry has progressed to using such means to minimize human involvement and reduce tasks that are time-consuming and costly. Motivated by this, we developed a robot-Assisted crop maturity recognition and harvest system to accurately classify and detect the stages of ripeness the crops are in-ripe, medium ripe, and not ripe. Our proposed approach integrates computer vision, image processing, collaborative robotics, and a subcategory of artificial intelligence-transfer learning. The transfer learning-based model is trained to classify and recognize the crop in its maturity stages and locate the crop during real-Time detection. Experimental results and analysis in real-world robot-Assisted smart agriculture environments successfully demonstrated crop ripeness recognition accuracy, proving transfer learning could be utilized to effectively improve the efficiency and productivity of harvesting processes in the agricultural industry. The future work of this study is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages373-378
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350322811
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2023 - Nashville, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 202329 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2023

Conference

Conference9th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period26/06/2329/06/23

Keywords

  • Collaborative robotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • computer vision
  • image processing
  • smart agriculture
  • transfer learning

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