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The potential of using robotics in data acquisition from multiple sensors
Author(s): Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen; Claus G. Sørensen; Hans Jacobsen; Kristian Kirk; Hans Jørgen Andersen; Del Nantt
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Paper Abstract

This paper shows the potential of using robotics for data acquisition within full-scale field trials. Robotics ensured simultaneously measurements from several sensors from GPS targeted sampling points. This was demonstrated by supporting a project developing methods to measure gap fraction and canopy structure in cereals. The project required measurements from ordinary barley canopy areas using a high- dynamic-range RGB camera, and a multi-spectral Cropscan radiometer. Further, the RGB camera required images from 12 different angles relative to the rows. In fulfilling these demands an existing robotic platform at Research Center Bygholm, Denmark, was enhanced. A payload software system was developed ensuring a simple and efficient interface between the robotic platform and the multiple sensor systems. The software of the Cropscan Multispectral Radiometer System was also altered to support remote control by the payload software. The robotic system collected data from a full scale field at two occasions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5999, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing VI, 599908 (16 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628819
Show Author Affiliations
Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (Denmark)
Claus G. Sørensen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (Denmark)
Hans Jacobsen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (Denmark)
Kristian Kirk, Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)
Hans Jørgen Andersen, Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)
Del Nantt, Multispectral Radiometry and Data Acquisition/Control Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5999:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing VI
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, Editor(s)

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