RoboVeg has been designed to be operated
by just one person. This individual drives the tractor, but is also the harvester's operator
and will therefore require some prior training.
Job specifications and instructions can be uploaded either inside the tractor cab using
the HMI (Human Machine Interface) which integrates with ISOBUS, or remotely using
the onboard communications hub.
RoboVeg has been tested successfully
on a number of commonly grown varieties
of broccoli such as Ironman and Parthenon. With A.I. (artificial intelligence) at the heart
of the vision system, adapting RoboVeg
to others is a straight forward adaptation.
The grower can be very specific in terms
of cutting instructions. The size range can
be determined to within a few millimetres
and the preferred length of stalk can also
As RoboVeg collects and communicates data
in real time as it traverses the fields, both
the operator and farm office staff will be able to keep abreast of progress against targets
as well as make commercially advantageous decisions and assessments on the spot.
RoboVeg has the potential to offer yield-mapping functions in real-time and also
to allow access to historical data and maps.
The harvester is capable of working in all light conditions, in fact it is best suited to working
in the dark which makes it perfect for night harvesting.
This means that continuous 24 hour, 7 day operation is theoretically possible.