BrambleBee: An Autonomous Robot to Pollinate Bramble Plants

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Researchers at West Virginia University have developed an autonomous robot inspired by bees that can pollinate bramble plants in a greenhouse environment. “BrambleBee” uses state-of-the-art localization and mapping techniques, as well as other tools that enable visual perception, path planning, motion control, and manipulation. NIFA supports this project under the National Robotics Initiative


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Farm Bill Priority Areas:
Agriculture systems and technology
U.S. States and Territories:
West Virginia