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Progress in the Grading of Vegetative Cuttings Using Computer Vision

Sanjiv Singh and Michael Montemerlo
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-97-05, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January, 1997

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This paper reports on recent progress in the development of system to group pop-ulations of vegetative cuttings. The system is required to assign a classification to cuttings such that they appear uniform after a growing period based on single two-dimensional monochrome images. We have developed a fast segmentation technique that is able to measure plant features and a supervised learning scheme that learns a mapping from the features to a scalar classification. We report results based on segmentation of over 2000 geranium cuttings. The system is able to process images at 2 Hz and has an accuracy of over 90%.

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author = {Sanjiv Singh and Michael Montemerlo},
title = {Progress in the Grading of Vegetative Cuttings Using Computer Vision},
year = {1997},
month = {January},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-97-05},