The counting of macadamia nuts

Billingsley, John (2002) The counting of macadamia nuts. In: Mechatronics and machine vision 2002: current practice. Research Studies Press, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, pp. 221-228. ISBN 0863802788


As macadamia nuts are harvested, there is a requirement to monitor the yield. In one case, the individual yield of each tree must be determined and it is more appropriate to use counting rather than weighing. It is proposed to use machine vision to count the nuts as they are gathered. A software interface enables a digital 'webcam' style of camera to be used, an OCX control having been designed to provide image data at an adequate speed for analysis. Alternative measuring techniques are reviewed for routine harvesting.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Made accessible with permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2008 11:45
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 03:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: machine vision, webcam, counting, macadamia, harvesting
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering

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