Commercial Robotics

A Robot Watermelon Harvestor

Posted 14 Sep 2003 at 15:32 UTC by steve Share This

According to a story in the Globe Online, Israeli and US scientists have developed a vision-guide robot that picks watermelons. The vision system has achieved an 85% success rate at selecting ripe melons so far. A little more info on the robot, named VIP ROMPER, (and a small, fuzzy photo) can be found in the September issue of Israel High-Tech Investment. A photo of the melon-gripper can be found in this research paper, which also shows an ealier prototype of the robot. And, in case you were wondering about the name, it comes from: Volcani Institute Purdue university RObotic Melon PickER.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

25 Jun 2016 mwaibel (Master)
31 May 2016 steve (Master)
24 May 2016 shimniok (Journeyer)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
20 Apr 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 Nov 2015 wedesoft (Master)
20 Oct 2015 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
6 May 2015 spirit (Journeyer)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
X
Share this page