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Strawberry-picking robots were able to collect enough fruit to provide Wimbledon with tennis enthusiasts for a week. The 'Rubion' is programmed to only pick 'perfect' strawberries, with only 14 machines that can collect enough to keep the tournament going for seven days.
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Strawberry-picking robots were able to collect enough fruit to provide Wimbledon with tennis enthusiasts for a week.

The & # 39; Rubion & # 39; is programmed to only & # 39; perfect & # 39; picking strawberries, with only 14 machines that can collect enough to keep the tournament going for seven days.

The clamping mechanism, which leaves the fruit without bruises, grabs and packages a strawberry every five seconds, resulting in a maximum of 360 kg of berries per day.

Rubion even has a built-in & # 39; camera & # 39; which uses sensors to ensure that only the ripest fruits come through.

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Strawberry-picking robots were able to collect enough fruit to provide Wimbledon with tennis enthusiasts for a week. The 'Rubion' is programmed to only pick 'perfect' strawberries, with only 14 machines that can collect enough to keep the tournament going for seven days.

Strawberry-picking robots were able to collect enough fruit to provide Wimbledon with tennis enthusiasts for a week. The & # 39; Rubion & # 39; is programmed to only & # 39; perfect & # 39; picking strawberries, with only 14 machines collecting enough to keep the tournament going for seven days.

The brains behind the technology claim that the machine surpasses even the most enthusiastic fruit picker, who needs & # 39; pauses and complains about the weather & # 39 ;.

Wimbledon starts on Monday, expecting fans to consume a whopping 34,000 kg of strawberries during the two-week tournament.

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Even the most enthusiastic fruit picker can only handle around 50 kg per day, requiring breaks and constantly fighting the temptation not to eat their abundance.

The Belgian based company ACTPHAST 4.0, which specializes in supplying robot solutions for agriculture and food, has therefore launched Rubion.

The machine is designed to make strawberries from raised & # 39; vegetable spots & # 39; to get. It then sorts the fruit by size or weight before it is packed in punnets.

Rubion has even been programmed with light-detecting sensors to pick up the wavelengths emitted by the fruit, where only the best is good enough.

The brains behind the technology claim that the machine surpasses even the most enthusiastic fruit picker, who needs breaks and complains about the weather. Wimbledon starts on Monday, expecting fans to consume an unimaginable 34,000 kg of strawberries during the two-week tournament

The brains behind the technology claim that the machine surpasses even the most enthusiastic fruit picker, who needs breaks and complains about the weather. Wimbledon starts on Monday, expecting fans to consume an unimaginable 34,000 kg of strawberries during the two-week tournament

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The brains behind the technology claim that the machine surpasses even the most enthusiastic fruit picker, who needs & # 39; pauses and complains about the weather & # 39 ;. Wimbledon starts on Monday, expecting fans to consume an unimaginable 34,000 kg of strawberries during the two-week tournament

ACTPHAST & # 39; s founder and CEO Dr. Tom Coen said that picking soft fruit with machines has always been difficult, given that they can be crushed so easily and the sensitivity needed to distinguish whether a fruit is ripe or rotten was just not there

ACTPHAST & # 39; s founder and CEO Dr. Tom Coen said that picking soft fruit with machines has always been difficult, given that they can be crushed so easily and the sensitivity needed to distinguish whether a fruit is ripe or rotten was just not there

ACTPHAST & # 39; s founder and CEO Dr. Tom Coen said that picking soft fruit with machines has always been difficult, given that they are crushed so easily and the sensitivity needed to distinguish whether a fruit was ripe or rotten , was simply not present

ACTPHAST & # 39; s founder and CEO Dr. Tom Coen said: & # 39; Picking soft fruit with machines has always been difficult given the fact that they can be crushed so easily and the sensitivity needed to distinguish whether a fruit was ripe or spoiled, just wasn't there.

& # 39; But Rubion, our autonomous strawberry-picking robot, is a new way to solve this problem.

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& # 39; It's similar to a human in many ways. The robot only picks the best fresh, red berries and will not damage or damage the strawberries in any way. & # 39;

Rubion, reportedly described as a & # 39; revolution & # 39 ;, works tirelessly at a rate of about 11,500 berries in 16 hours.

The concept came from the research and development company Octinion, which then collaborated with ACTPHAST to create the end result.

The Belgian based company ACTPHAST 4.0, which specializes in supplying robot solutions for agriculture and food, has therefore launched Rubion. The machine is designed to make strawberries from raised & # 39; vegetable patches & # 39; to get

The Belgian based company ACTPHAST 4.0, which specializes in supplying robot solutions for agriculture and food, has therefore launched Rubion. The machine is designed to make strawberries from raised & # 39; vegetable patches & # 39; to get

The Belgian based company ACTPHAST 4.0, which specializes in supplying robot solutions for agriculture and food, has therefore launched Rubion. The machine is designed to make strawberries from raised & # 39; vegetable patches & # 39; to get

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Dr. Jan Anthonis, co-founder and chief technology officer of Octinion, said: & # 39; Our robot does not need a break or vacation and does not complain about the weather.

& # 39; Decaying and un-picked fruit from a lack of human pickers on farms around the world could soon be tackled with robots.

& # 39; Just as you know how juicy a red strawberry looks, Rubion can do this mathematically, looking for the infrared spectroscopic heat designs of a perfect fruit, every time a perfect & # 39; hit & # 39 ;.

& # 39; The arm has our own patented & # 39; soft touch grab & # 39; that doesn't damage the strawberries more than a human would do.

& # 39; It literally picks the strawberry like a person without cutting or burning the stem, but by picking a berry. & # 39;

Rubion, reportedly described as a & # 39; revolution & # 39 ;, works tirelessly at a rate of about 11,500 berries in 16 hours. The concept came from the research and development company Octinion, which then collaborated with ACTPHAST to create the end result
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Rubion, reportedly described as a & # 39; revolution & # 39 ;, works tirelessly at a rate of about 11,500 berries in 16 hours. The concept came from the research and development company Octinion, which then collaborated with ACTPHAST to create the end result

Rubion, reportedly described as a & # 39; revolution & # 39 ;, works tirelessly at a rate of about 11,500 berries in 16 hours. The concept came from the research and development company Octinion, which then collaborated with ACTPHAST to create the end result

The collaboration with ACTPHAST has led to the built-in sensor & # 39; camera & # 39; it guarantees that only red, ripe berries come through.

Peter Doyle, coordinator of the company's central outreach, added: "It was a real buzz to help develop the most important photonic components that eventually realized the robotic potato selector.

& # 39; Existing companies have never used photonics before and are now looking at ACTPHAST 4.0 to help them develop the photonics component for their next generation product. & # 39;

HOW CAN THE CRYSTAL COLLECT STRAWBERRIES?

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Rubion uses photonic sensors to detect the wavelengths of the light, or the & # 39; signatures & # 39; of a ripe, red strawberry according to a preprogrammed set that features the RGB camera in the & # 39; eye & # 39; of the robot.

The clamping mechanism, which leaves the fruit without bruises, grabs and packages a strawberry every five seconds, resulting in a maximum of 360 kg of berries per day.

Rubion even has a built-in & # 39; camera & # 39; which uses sensors to ensure that only the ripest fruits come through.

He takes individual strawberries from a raised bed a few meters from the floor and can sort the fruit by size or weight and pack it in punnets if it lasts.

Described as a & # 39; revolution & # 39; in fruit harvesting, the strawberry-picking robot collects soft fruit like a human, without bruises, at a speed of 11,500 berries (between 180 and 360 kg) on ​​a 16-hour day.

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With its patented arm mechanism, the robot picker detects a ripe strawberry with lasers before literally squeezing a hanging berry from below & # 39; & # 39;

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