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Robotics and automation technology for the plantation crops


Wan Ismail, Wan Ishak and Bardaie, Mohd Zohadie (1999) Robotics and automation technology for the plantation crops. In: National Conference on Engineering Smart Farming for the Next Millenium, 14-16 Mar. 1999, UPM, Serdang, Selangor. (pp. 1-5).

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It is envisaged that the effect of labour shortage in the plantation industry can be reduced by increasing productivity of existing labour through mechanization. By introducing the robotic technology, coupled with computer control to automate the robot arm more manpower can be reduced. Robotics technology in plantation industry is still new and still under research and development stage. The complexity of the sensors, actuators and their working environment to make robot withstand bad weather, dust and other adverse conditions have led to a new concept for the agricultural machinery designers. The agricultural robot for plantation crops uses portable hydraulic power source or hydraulic oil available from the tractor. With the use of computer control system softwares, interface hardwares, solenoid valves and other hydraulic components, the robot was able to move the manipulator to harvest and collect agricultural products. Research on camera vision was also carried out.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Robotics; Automation technology; Plantation crops; Research and development; Agricultural sector; Malaysia
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 12:01
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 12:00
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