21 March 1989 Automatic Dissection Of Plantlets
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Proceedings Volume 1004, Automated Inspection and High-Speed Vision Architectures II; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948990
Event: 1988 Cambridge Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
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)
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B. G. Batchelor, B. G. Batchelor, I. P. Harris, I. P. Harris, J. A. Marchant, J. A. Marchant, R. D. Tillett, R. D. Tillett, } "Automatic Dissection Of Plantlets", Proc. SPIE 1004, Automated Inspection and High-Speed Vision Architectures II, (21 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948990; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948990


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