Greenhouse Robot


Project Contributors:

  • Dr. Fasoulas
  • Dr. Sfakiotakis
  • Dr. Kavousanos



Funding Source / Acknowledgements:

Co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE, and within the scope of the Soilless Culture Upgrade, SOUP) project (project code: T1EDK-04171)

Project: Agro4Crete

Project Brief

A multi-function greenhouse robot is under development by our group within the SOUP (SOilless culture UPgrade) project, to aid in the automation of inspection, pesticide application, and harvesting tasks in hydroponic tomato cultivations. The robot consists of an electric-powered wheeled mobile platform with a vertical mast lift, a manipulator arm with custom end-effectors, an electric sprayer unit, and various sensors (multi-spectral camera, depth cameras, magnetic guide sensor, wheel encoders) supporting the autonomous operation of the system. The robot’s software implements a ROS-based distributed architecture, with the main controller running on an industrial PC.

Related Publications

  • Nikolaos Kounalakis, Emmanouil Kalykakis, Manos Pettas, Alexandros Makris, Manolis M. Kavoussanos, Michael Sfakiotakis, John Fasoulas: Development of a tomato harvesting robot: Peduncle recognition and approaching. In: 2021 3rd International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction, Optimization and Robotic Applications (HORA), pp. 1-6, 2021.
  • Dimitris Kosmopoulos, Constantinos Constantinopoulos, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Thrasyvoulos Manios, John Fasoulas, Michael Sfakiotakis, Christos Stantoumis, Ioannis Kalisperakis, Antonios Tsalavoutas, Leonidas Drikos: The SOUP project: current state and future activities. In: Extended abstract and presentation at the 10th Int. Conf. on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA‘19), 2019.