In recent years, there has been an increasing integration of high technology in the execution of agricultural tasks towards improving the quality of the produced products, while reducing production costs. In this context, there is a special interest in the development of automatic agricultural robots (Agrobots) with advanced techniques of collecting, processing data, decision making and applying actions. A key element of the successful integration of such autonomous robots is the information management and monitoring system (IM2S) that accompanies it. This work presents the IM2S developed for an autonomous grapes harvesting robot, as part of a national project. Details regarding the system’s design are presented, covering system requirements, functional specifications, Graphical User Interface (GUI) design, database design and system-robot communication. Along with the presentation of the IM2S design, the special functional and technological requirements that must be met, are also discussed. Thus, the system could be a useful tool for the human operator. Moreover, the designed system can be easily adapted to collaborate with any robot meeting specific communication requirements. This makes the proposed IM2S a universal tool for any grape harvesting Agrobot already deploy or will be developed in the future.
K. Tziridis, A. Nicolaou, T. Kalampokas, E. Vrochidou, T. Pachidis, G.A. Papakostas and V. G. Kaburlasos, “Information Management and Monitoring System for a Grapes Harvesting Robot”, International Scientific Conference of Communications, Information, Electronic and Energy Systems – CIEES 2020, Borovets, Bulgaria, 26-29 November 2020 (Accepted)