Robotic workcell for quality sorting of somatic embryos

F. S. Chen, K. C. Ting

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Abstract

Somatic embryogenesis is a process considered very promising in mass regeneration of plant materials. Quality evaluation of embryos' viability is deemed necessary during the process. Machine vision techniques have been or are being developed for quality sorting of embryos immediately before germination. In this project, a robotic workcell has been conceptually designed for quality sorting of somatic embryos employing machine vision system. The configuration of the workcell has been modeled using a 3D graphic modeling software package. The workcell component requirements, layout, and materials flow have been investigated for its workability. A numerical model has been developed to simulate the productivity of a workable layout. Some stochastic factors affecting the workcell productivity were considered in the numerical model. Engineering economic analysis was performed on the workcell for evaluating its cost-effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsGeorge E. Meyer, James A. DeShazer
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages59-70
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0819416789
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventOptics in Agriculture, Forestry, and Biological Processing - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 2 1994Nov 4 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2345
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptics in Agriculture, Forestry, and Biological Processing
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period11/2/9411/4/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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