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University of Sidney / RIPPA, a production prototype robot for the vegetable industry created through the Horticulture Innovation Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney

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Created through the Horticulture Innovation Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney’s internationally-recognised Australian Centre for Field Robotics, RIPPA is a production prototype robot for the vegetable industry. This video provides an update on RIPPA’s functionality and future research and development work.

The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) has been conducting research in autonomous remote sensing systems, and developing innovative robotics and intelligent software for the environment and agriculture community for over a decade.

RIPPA™

RIPPA™, the Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application is our production prototype for the vegetable growing industry.  Based on the Ladybird design, the platform configuration for RIPPA was modified to make it lighter, rugged and easier to operate.

Mounted on RIPPA is VIIPA™, Variable Injection Intelligent Precision Applicator, used for autonomous spot spraying of weeds at high speed using a directed micro-dose of liquid.

RIPPA has also been demonstrated in an apple orchards showing autonomous row following and changing rows, autonomous real time apple detection and targeted variable rate fluid dispensing using VIIPA

 

Source video, image and text: unisydneyacfr

Source web text: University of Sydney

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