Robot Lab Live Highlights - Intelligent Robots for Fresh Fruit Harvesting

Harvesting fruit crops is physically and mentally demanding, but robots can assist pickers to make crop production more sustainable by helping with physical tasks such as transporting picked crop to local storage facilities.

With humans at the centre, this video demonstrates how fleets of robots can help multiple fruit pickers all working in parallel in a field environment.

Intelligent robots can also help with decision making by automated and frequent monitoring of crop status (e.g., its maturity). This information aids agronomists in prescribing specific crop treatment or in forecasting future yield leading to more optimal and sustainable crop production.

Robot Lab Live is a virtual robotics showcase, hosted by the UK-RAS Network, and featuring 12 of the UK’s top robotics labs.