The control of large greenhouse installations, especially those with hydroponics crops, is based on the analysis and utilization of data recorded by many sensors. At the same time, the size of such installations does not allow for their effective terrestrial surveillance, to detect problems promptly.
In recent years, there has been an interest in the development of autonomous agbots equipped with agricultural sensors. Several ground-based AGV (automated guided vehicles) and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) systems have been developed for use in open-air plots. A key feature of all these innovative systems is spectroscopy, the development of which has been assisted by the surveillance capabilities and speed of modern-day UAVs (drones).
However, there is a lag in the utilization of spectroscopy inside greenhouses since UAVs do not move freely indoors. This paper proposes as a solution a three-device (3DS) system.
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Tsipianitis, Dimitris & Thomopoulos, Vasileios & Kavga, Angeliki & Papastavros, Kyriakos-Nikos & Bitas, Dionysios & Groumpos, Peter. (2021). Development of an Integrated Three-Devices Robotic System for Green House Control.