Visual servoing in orchard settings

Nicolai Häni, Volkan Isler

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Abstract

We present a general framework for accurate positioning of sensors and end effectors in farm settings using a camera mounted on a robotic manipulator. Our main contribution is a visual servoing approach based on a new and robust feature tracking algorithm. Results from field experiments performed at an apple orchard demonstrate that our approach converges to a given termination criterion even under environmental influences such as strong winds, varying illumination conditions and partial occlusion of the target object. Further, we show experimentally that the system converges to the desired view for a wide range of initial conditions. This approach opens possibilities for new applications such as automated fruit inspection, fruit picking or precise pesticide application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2946-2953
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037629
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 9 2016Oct 14 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period10/9/1610/14/16

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