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Automatic Dissection Of Plantlets
Author(s): B. G. Batchelor; I. P. Harris; J. A. Marchant; R. D. Tillett
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Paper Abstract

Micropropagation is a technique used in horticulture for generating a monoclonal colony of plants. A tiny plantlet is cut into several parts, each of which is then replanted. At the moment, the cutting is performed manually. Automating this task would have significant economic benefits. A robot designed to dissect plants would need to be equipped with intelligent visual sensing. This article is concerned with the image acquisition and processing techniques which such a machine might use. A program, which can calculate where to cut a plant with an "open" structure, is presented. This is expressed in the ProVision language, which is described in another article presented at this conference. (Article 1002-65)

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1004, Automated Inspection and High-Speed Vision Architectures II, (21 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948990
Show Author Affiliations
B. G. Batchelor, University of Wales College of Cardiff (United Kingdom)
I. P. Harris, University of Wales College of Cardiff (United Kingdom)
J. A. Marchant, Institute of Engineering Research (United Kingdom)
R. D. Tillett, Institute of Engineering Research (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1004:
Automated Inspection and High-Speed Vision Architectures II
Michael J. W. Chen, Editor(s)

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