A MATLAB algorithm has been developed that identifies and outlines the canopies of the primary trees in the two-dimensional, side-view images that we obtained from an orchard. The basic algorithm outline is shown below. Images of seven different trees were tested, each having the same side-view perspective. Below are each of the images overlaid with [...]
The Robotics Vision research group at the Department of Physics and Engineering of Northwest Nazarene University, conducts research on machine vision technologies applicable to automation, robotics, and other areas like agriculture.
At present, the team is working on developing a remote sensing system that monitors agricultural field. The system is composed of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mounted with a multispectral camera that acquires an image of the field from a bird’s eye view.