Active view planning for counting apples in orchards

Pravakar Roy, Volkan Isler

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

We consider an agricultural automation scenario where a robot, equipped with a camera mounted on a manipulator, is charged with counting the number of apples in an orchard. We focus on the subtask of planning views so as to accurately estimate the number of apples in an apple cluster. We present a method to efficiently enumerate combinatorially distinct world models and to compute the most likely model from one or more views. These are incorporated into single and multi-step planners. We evaluate these planners in simulation as well as with experiments on a real robot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIROS 2017 - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6027-6032
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538626825
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2017
Event2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Sep 24 2017Sep 28 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2017-September
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period9/24/179/28/17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank Professors Emily Hoover, Cindy Tong and James Luby from Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, for their expertise and help with the experiments. Special thanks to Nicolai Haeni for help with experimental set up, camera and hand eye calibration.

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