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SWEEPER, the sweet pepper harvesting robot

SWEEPER’s main objective is to bring first-generation greenhouse harvesting robots to market. SWEEPER optimizes the cultivation system by simplifying the harvest through the use of a robot. In order to improve the level of the robot’s cognitive skills, crop models will be used to determine the approximate location of the peppers. This ‘model-based vision’ will improve and accelerate fruit detection. Based on the insights from the CROPS project, sensors will only be placed on the gripper.

In the world of greenhouse horticulture, there is a great need to automate labor. The availability of employees who want to perform repetitive tasks under challenging climatic conditions is rapidly decreasing. At the same time, the robotization of this work offers a wealth of advanced technological possibilities. Watch the video and see how the SWEEPER robot works in the greenhouse:

For more information:
Wageningen University & Research
www.wur.nl

 


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