Partially structured robotic picking for automation of tomato transplantation

I Yung, Y. Maccarana, G. Maroni, F. Previdi

Automation of agricultural processes is one way to deal with the expected increase in food demand. We consider here the possibility of introducing a manipulator into a tomato transplanting process. The proposed laboratory setup consisting of a manipulator, a vision subsystem and ROS shows the feasibility of having a partially automated tomato transplanting machine using a manipulator. The box position is estimated based on Aruco library to execute the pick-and-place task