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Automation and robotics in Agriculture

Hazem Shawky Fouda

Arcler Education Inc
Recent progressions in mechanized farming technology have radically transformed the current agricultural industry to fulfill the rising and incessantly changing needs of consumers around the globe. To ensure the sufficient supply and production of quality crop plants, agriculture robots have appeared as a potential solution. Apart from robotic harvesting mechanisms, agricultural robots have enhanced the efficiency of planting, slicing, food preservation, and resource tracking. These robotic developments have proven beneficial for determining farmworker labor scarcities and growing crop yields. Both of these benefits are critical to ensure sustainable food production for consumers around the globe. This book provides a comprehensive review of key advances in the use of robots in agriculture. Although automation and robotics are making rapid inroads into different areas of agricultural farming, there is a great demand for improvement of existing robotic technology and the development of novel techniques. Eight chapters of this book summarise advances in guidance and location systems, machine vision, GPS technologies, actuation, navigation, control technologies, and communication. This book encompasses all of the fundamental aspects of automation and robotic technology used in agriculture. Therefore, this book can be considered as reference material for readers from diverse backgrounds including forestry, agriculture, robotics, and automobiles industry.
Author Bio
Hazem Shawky Fouda has a PhD. In Agriculture Sciences, obtained his PhD. from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, 2008, MSc. In Agriculture Sciences from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University in 2004, Post-Grade Diploma in Cotton, 2001, BSc. in Agriculture Sciences, from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, 1997, He is working in Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization (CATGO) since 1999 till present. Was working in the International Cotton Training Center (ICTC) – Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization (CATGO) from 2000 till 2015, as a Lecturer & Classer's Trainer for Egyptian and foreigner classers, technicians, ginners, spinners & traders in all cotton aspects starting from picking seed cotton till preparing bales for export including other cotton aspects and training them practically on classing cotton. Besides that he was an editor and active member in the Research & Translation Committee, participating in issuing weekly, monthly and annually issues about the international & local cotton market including price trends and direction, recent developments & researches concerning cotton production, protection, harvesting, ginning, fiber testing, spinning & weaving since its foundation in 2000 till 2014 and since 2015 till 2018 he worked as an inspector from 2018 till present works as a consultant..