Type: Chapter

The use of intelligent/autonomous systems in crop irrigation


Stefano Carpin

University of California-Merced

Ken Goldberg

University of California-Berkeley

Stavros Vougioukas

University of California-Davis, USA

Ron Berenstein

University of California-Berkeley

Josh Viers

University of California-Merced

Publication date:

29 June 2019

ID: 9781838798017

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Climate change, combined with the need to feed an increasing population with decreasing arable land, requires to radically re-think the way water is delivered to crops to increase efficiency and minimize wasted water. This chapter examines how robotic and artificial intelligence can be used to improve precision irrigation in vineyards. The chapter pays particular attention to robot-assisted precision irrigation delivery (RAPID), a novel system currently being developed and tested at the University of California. The chapter presents preliminary results from RAPID testing and looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Related work
3 Overview of RAPID
4 Preliminary results
5 Future trends and conclusion
6 Acknowledgements
7 Where to look for further information
8 References