Non-Destructive Robotic Root Imaging System for Plant Health

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2019-JIN-68723
Researchers at Purdue University have created a low cost robotic arm with a camera extension that images entire areas around soil. The system identifies roots, saves them computationally by location, and reconstructs size, shape, and depth in 3D. This method is non-destructive and quickly assists in recognizing plant conditions as well as growth patterns. The technique is applicable to breeding, research, farming, and horticulture.

Advantages:
-Low cost
-Non-destructive
-Efficient

Potential Applications:
-Plant breeding
-Agronomical research
-Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Jul 7, 2020
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Jul 7, 2019
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