Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), led by Ai-Ping Hu, have developed an autonomous robot that can perform thinning of peach trees to produce bigger, sweeter, and healthier peaches. Image credit: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Ai-Ping Hu Key features: LIDAR sensing system along with GPS is used for obstacle avoidance and navigation of the robot through the peach orcharda 3D camera is used to identify the peachlets that should be removedthe end-effector is a claw-like device suitable for pickingAI and deep learning methods can be utilized to enhance robot's image classification capabilities Image credit: Georgia Tech Research…
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A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

Dronut® X1 from the Boston-based startup Cleo Robotics is a bi-rotor drone designed especially for environments where GPS fails to work. Image Credit: Cleo Robotics The main application of this drone is operating in difficult environments where the existing drones have challenges to operate in. Key features: bi-rotor instead of four!high maneuverabilitycan live stream high-definition videocan collect LiDAR data in ultra confined spaces and challenging environmentscan fly safely near people and around sensitive equipmentlittle to no training is needed due to its autonomy suiteit can operate at the max speed of 4 m/s12 mins of flight time40 mins of battery timeSensors…
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