Robotics and automation for improving agriculture

Billingsley, John ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7198-5594, ed. (2019) Robotics and automation for improving agriculture. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781786762726


Abstract

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


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 05:48
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: robotics, automation, agriculture
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070107 Farming Systems Research
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300207 Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8206 Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products > 820699 Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839999 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.19103/AS.2019.0056
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38625

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