Non invasive moisture measurement in agricultural fiel using a rolling spherical robot

Hernández Vega, Juan David and Sanz Muñoz, David and Barrientos Diez, Jorge and Pereira Valente, Joao Ricardo and Cerro Giner, Jaime del and Barrientos Cruz, Antonio (2012). Non invasive moisture measurement in agricultural fiel using a rolling spherical robot. In: "First International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture (RHEA 2012)", 19/09/2012 - 21/09/2012, Pisa, Italy. pp. 229-234.

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Title: Non invasive moisture measurement in agricultural fiel using a rolling spherical robot
Author/s:
  • Hernández Vega, Juan David
  • Sanz Muñoz, David
  • Barrientos Diez, Jorge
  • Pereira Valente, Joao Ricardo
  • Cerro Giner, Jaime del
  • Barrientos Cruz, Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: First International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture (RHEA 2012)
Event Dates: 19/09/2012 - 21/09/2012
Event Location: Pisa, Italy
Title of Book: First International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture (RHEA 2012)
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Crops, precision-agriculture, sphere, humidity
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Irrigation management in large crop fields is a very important practice. Since the farm management costs and the crop results are directly connected with the environmental moisture, water control optimization is a critical factor for agricultural practices, as well as for the planet sustainability. Usually, the crop humidity is measured through the water stress index (WSI), using imagery acquired from satellites or airplanes. Nevertheless, these tools have a significant cost, lack from availability, and dependability from the weather. Other alternative is to recover to ground tools, such as ground vehicles and even static base stations. However, they have an outstanding impact in the farming process, since they can damage the cultivation and require more human effort. As a possible solution to these issues, a rolling ground robot have been designed and developed, enabling non-invasive measurements within crop fields. This paper addresses the spherical robot system applied to intra-crop moisture measurements. Furthermore, some experiments were carried out in an early stage corn field in order to build a geo-referenced WSI map.

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Item ID: 19204
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19204/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19204
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Jan 2014 14:21
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:27
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