Apparatus And Method For Agricultural Data Collection And Agricultural Operations

Girish Chowdhary (Inventor), Chinmay P Soman (Inventor), Erkan Kayacan (Inventor), Benjamin C Thompson (Inventor), Zhongzhong Zhang (Inventor), Anwesa Choudhuri (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining video data from a single monocular camera, wherein the video data comprises a plurality of frames, wherein the camera is attached to a mobile robot that is travelling along a lane defined by a row of crops, wherein the row of crops comprises a first plant stem, and wherein the plurality of frames include a depiction of the first plant stem; obtaining robot velocity data from encoder(s), wherein the encoder(s) are attached to the robot; performing foreground extraction on each of the plurality of frames of the video data, wherein the foreground extraction results in a plurality of foreground images; and determining, based upon the plurality of foreground images and based upon the robot velocity data, an estimated width of the first plant stem. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number11789453
StatePublished - Oct 17 2023


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