Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 6, Issue 2, September 2019, Pages 138 - 142

Toward Smart Tomato Greenhouse: The Fourth Tomato Harvesting Robot Competition

Authors
Takayuki Matsuo1, *, Takashi Sonoda2, Yasunori Takemura2, Masanori Sato3, Kazuo Ishii4
1Department of Creative Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, 2-20-1 Shii, Kokuraminami, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 802-0985, Japan
2Department of Integrated System Engineering, Nishinippon Institute of Technology, 1-11 Aratsu, Kanda, Miyako, Fukuoka 800-0394, Japan
3Department of Applied Information Technology, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, 536 Aba, Nagasaki, Nagasaki 851-0193, Japan
4Graduate School of Life Science and System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan
*Corresponding author. Email: matsuo@kct.ac.jp
Corresponding Author
Takayuki Matsuo
Received 8 November 2018, Accepted 31 December 2018, Available Online 24 September 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.k.190829.002How to use a DOI?
Keywords
smart greenhouse, agriculture robot, tomato harvesting robot
Abstract

Agriculture, one of the most important industries for human life, is faced with serious problems, the shortage of workers, the falling birthrate and the aging population, global warming and natural disasters, etc. Tomato is one of the most important fruit vegetables, and most tomatoes in Japan are cultivated in the greenhouses, or large scale farms as the solution for effective production toward smart greenhouses, whereas the high temperature and high humidity, construction and management costs are big problems and technologies such as environmental control system, factory automation technology, AI, robotics are required. We had held Tomato Harvesting Robot competition from 2014 toward realization of smart tomato greenhouse aiming at promote the automated tomato harvesting to reduce the working time of harvesting. In this paper, we report on the tomato harvesting robot competition and the results mainly from the fourth competition.

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Journal
Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life
Volume-Issue
6 - 2
Pages
138 - 142
Publication Date
2019/09
ISSN (Online)
2352-6386
ISSN (Print)
2405-9021
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.k.190829.002How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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