Back in 2015, we’ve already heard about VineRobot, a prototype vineyard monitoring robot. Now its successor has been unveiled in Portugal. It has been developed via EU research consortium. It has been named as VineScout.
The common idea behind both robots is that they have been designed to autonomously move up and down the rows of a vineyard having the capability to checking the wellbeing and harvest readiness of the vineyard.
VineScout is equipped with AI system and utilizes input from 3D stereoscopic machine vision system, LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and ultrasound sensor to follow the rows and to turn around and move over while changing rows from to another.
See more in below video.