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A Mechanized Harvesting and Automated Grading Technology for Oil Palm Fruit

Akshay Saraf1 , Rajdutt Kenkre2 , Nigel Pinto3 , Blossom Fernandes4 , Amey Tilve5 , Gaurang Patkar6

Section:Research Paper, Product Type: Journal Paper
Volume-06 , Issue-10 , Page no. 45-52, Nov-2018

CrossRef-DOI:   https://doi.org/10.26438/ijcse/v6i10.4552

Online published on Nov 30, 2018

Copyright © Akshay Saraf, Rajdutt Kenkre, Nigel Pinto, Blossom Fernandes, Amey Tilve, Gaurang Patkar . This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Citation

IEEE Style Citation: Akshay Saraf, Rajdutt Kenkre, Nigel Pinto, Blossom Fernandes, Amey Tilve, Gaurang Patkar, “A Mechanized Harvesting and Automated Grading Technology for Oil Palm Fruit”, International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Vol.06, Issue.10, pp.45-52, 2018.

MLA Style Citation: Akshay Saraf, Rajdutt Kenkre, Nigel Pinto, Blossom Fernandes, Amey Tilve, Gaurang Patkar "A Mechanized Harvesting and Automated Grading Technology for Oil Palm Fruit." International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering 06.10 (2018): 45-52.

APA Style Citation: Akshay Saraf, Rajdutt Kenkre, Nigel Pinto, Blossom Fernandes, Amey Tilve, Gaurang Patkar, (2018). A Mechanized Harvesting and Automated Grading Technology for Oil Palm Fruit. International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering, 06(10), 45-52.

           

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to design and fabricate an automated grading cum harvesting device for Oil Palm Fruits. The presence of the VIRESCENS or NIGRESCENS gene in oil palm fruits renders it possible to determine the ripeness of the fruit by mere inspection. However, this method of inspection by workers is time-consuming and error-prone. Harvesting of oil palm fruits has been aided by numerous technologies such as the pole and knife method, aluminium pole and knife (APK) method and the like. These manual methods, besides consuming the time and energy of the harvester, pose a serious threat to the safety of the harvester, as he/she runs the risk of being hit by a falling oil palm branch.

Key-Words / Index Term

il palm, agriculture, UAV, drone, harvester, grading, image classification, VGGnet, ripeness, classification model

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