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A Brief Survey on Agricultural Robots

Mohammad Behmanesh 1, Tang Sai Hong 1, Muhamad Saufi Mohd Kassim 2, Arsalan Azim 1, and Zahra Dashtizadeh 3
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia
2. Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia
3. Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, University Putra Malaysia

Abstract—Agriculture has always been one of the most important issues for humankind. During past decades while robotics technologies have been introduced to many industries, agricultural scientists also made advantages of it and improved agricultural methods and products. In this paper the main advantages of the robotics in agriculture by far is presented. The robots that have been used in agricultural researches can be categorized in 4 main types; path navigators, harvesting robots, crop disease detectors and weed detectors which are studied in this paper. 

Index Terms—agricultural robotics, agribots, robotic harvesting, robotic plantation

Cite: Mohammad Behmanesh, Tang Sai Hong, Muhamad Saufi Mohd Kassim, Arsalan Azim, and Zahra Dashtizadeh, "A Brief Survey on Agricultural Robots," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 178-182, May 2017. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.6.3.178-182