Laboratory of Agricultural Systems EngineeringiLASEj
Research Activities of
Laboratory of Agricultural Systems Engineering
In Laboratory of Agricultural Systems Engineering (LASE), many research projects have been propelled aiming to construct new bio-production systems (an open field production system, a plant factory system, a production system in outer space, and etc.) by use of high technologies. Especially, robotics and machine vision are ones of the most important technologies. Here, some of the research activities are introduced.
Robotics for bio-prodcution
Many robots for bio-production have been developed in the world and it is predicted that they will be commercialized in the 21st century, since some of them were already commercialized by some companies in Japan and European countries. A tomato and cherry tomato harvesting robot, a cucumber harvesting robot, strawberry harvesting robots, a multi-operation robot to work in grapevine yard, and a chrysanthemum cutting sticking robot, which have been developed in our laboratory, are described below.
Machine vision technology
Machine vision technology has been widly spread and been applied to many research fields. Several research projects using the technology have been conducted in our laboratory, while it is essential for robotic eye.
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