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Agricultural robots mainly consist of manipulator, end-effector, visual sensor and traveling device. The outline of basic components of the robot and remarkable machine vision system for agricultural use are explained first in this seminar. Latest robotic researches in Okayama University, Japan are introduced using video-tape such as harvesting robots (for tomato, cherry-tomato, cucumber, strawberry and grape), chrysanthemum cutting sticking robot and multi-purpose robot to work in vineyard. In addition, agricultural production system with robot in near future will be predicted.
Dr. Kondo is a visiting professor in Dept. of Bioresource Engineering, Rutgers University-Cook College, New Jersey. (From Aug., 1995 to May, 1996)
B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan in March, 1982.
M.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan in March, 1984.
Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan in Nov., 1988.
Ph. D dissertation is "Agricultural visual sensor attached to manipulator end"