Robotics and automation for improving agriculture

Edited book

Billingsley, John (ed.) 2019. Robotics and automation for improving agriculture. Cambridge, United Kingdom. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited.
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Robotics and automation for improving agriculture

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID4953
EditorsBillingsley, John
Number of Pages326
SeriesBurleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science
PublisherBurleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
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This book provides a comprehensive review of key advances in the use of robots in agriculture.

Chapters summarise developments in location and guidance systems, GPS technologies, machine vision, navigation, actuation, communication and control technologies. The second part of the book discusses deploying these techniques to save labour, improve precision, speed and efficiency in agricultural operations.

Chapters review the state of the art on the use of agricultural robots in planting, crop monitoring, spraying, irrigation and weed management. There are also reviews of orchard management and harvesting, harvesting of soft fruit and in-field grading of harvested produce. Other chapters cover the application of robotics in the livestock sector.

Key features
- Primary focus on developing fully autonomous robotic systems in agriculture
- Comprehensive review of advances in the key technologies underpinning agricultural robotics
- Particularly strong coverage of the applications of agricultural robotics in different aspects of crop management from planting to harvesting

Keywordsrobotics, automation, agriculture
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400799. Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
300207. Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
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