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Visual object recognition for automatic micropropagation of plants
Author(s): Thorsten Brendel; Joerg Schwanke; Peter F. Jensch
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Paper Abstract

Micropropagation of plants is done by cutting juvenile plants and placing them into special container-boxes with nutrient-solution where the pieces can grow up and be cut again several times. To produce high amounts of biomass it is necessary to do plant micropropagation by a robotic system. In this paper we describe parts of the vision system that recognizes plants and their particular cutting points. Therefore, it is necessary to extract elements of the plants and relations between these elements (for example root, stem, leaf). Different species vary in their morphological appearance, variation is also immanent in plants of the same species. Therefore, we introduce several morphological classes of plants from that we expect same recognition methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2249, Automated 3D and 2D Vision, (23 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.196094
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Thorsten Brendel, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. (Germany)
Joerg Schwanke, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. (Germany)
Peter F. Jensch, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2249:
Automated 3D and 2D Vision
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Donald W. Braggins; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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