University of Lincoln Open
Plant and Crop Robotic Phenotyping Platform –
A semi-automated field-based robotic phenotyping platform.
- Multispectral 3D laser scanners (Phenospex)
- Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
- RGB and thermal camera
- In-situ root imager (CI-600)
- Field and glasshouse facilities
- Phenomics MakerSpace
Our focus is to develop and deploy phenotyping robotics to support plant phenotyping at a hitherto unachieved scale to drive plant breeding activities. Our facility combines several spectral biology sensors (multispectral, hyperspectral and thermal cameras) and 3D laser scanners and further develops AI-powered data analytical tools for the identification and phenotypic characterisation of complex traits in food and forage crops.
- Selective Harvesting – High speed picking, soft fruit robots
- Crop Care – deployment of novel sensing systems, data collection, and real time data analysis to help understand the micro-environment of individual plants within a crop.
Dr Ravi Valluru, Senior Lecturer
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