gizm in orchard

gizm in orchard

prototype in action

The end-effector prototype in action at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania. There were major challenges to creating a mechanical system that would succeed in a complex agricultural environment, according to researchers. The robotic cutting unit had to be able to operate in tight spaces and reach targeted branches for pruning while avoiding the tangle of other branches. 

IMAGE: Long He research group, Penn State