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Autonomous Fruit Picking Machine: A Robotic Apple Harvester

Abstract : This paper describes the construction and functionality of an Autonomous Fruit Picking Machine (AFPM) for robotic apple harvesting. The key element for the success of the AFPM is the integrated approach which combines state of the art industrial components with the newly designed °exible gripper. The gripper consist of a silicone funnel with a camera mounted inside. The proposed concepts guarantee adequate control of the autonomous fruit harvesting operation globally and of the fruit picking cycle particularly. Extensive experiments in the ¯eld validate the functionality of the AFPM.
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Johan Baeten, Kevin Donné, Sven Boedrij, Wim Beckers, Eric Claesen. Autonomous Fruit Picking Machine: A Robotic Apple Harvester. 6th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics - FSR 2007, Jul 2007, Chamonix, France. ⟨inria-00194739⟩



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