Monitoring and process analysis that reduces cost and increases efficiency.

Automation, robotics and networking are now common-place in the agricultural sector with the imaging component playing an important role in many of these systems. From crop cultivation to livestock breeding, machine vision cameras monitor and analyze processes to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

In crop cultivation, plant growth is automatically monitored and analyzed for better yields. In livestock breeding, similar camera-based systems are also used to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Milking carousels, also called milking robots, have built-in cameras and optical sensors to allow utensils to automatically attach to udders. Systems operate 24/7, significantly increasing efficiency and gathering comprehensive data that monitors the health of animals and plant growth respectively.

For pest and harvest control, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and harvesting robots are used with integrated camera technology and specialized software that accurately detect fruit, analyze their ripeness.