Over the last few months, the RIPPA robot has been working on several commercial vegetable farms around Australia. Various experimental autonomous crop interaction tasks have been demonstrated including:
- autonomous row following and data collection
- autonomous real time mechanical weeding
- autonomous real time variable rate fluid dispensing using VIIPA
- autonomous soil sampling and mapping
Our work was featured in IEEE's Video Friday on November 4, 2016: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/video-friday-rescue-quadruped-gesture-controlled-robot-arm-self-driving-van-1986
View the video below to see RIPPA in action.