SWEEPER Robot Picks Peppers (image) American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Share Print E-Mail Caption The world's most advanced sweet pepper harvesting robot, developed in a consortium including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, was introduced last week at the Research Station for Vegetable Production at St. Katelijne Waver in Belgium. SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion.The Ben Gurion U. team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect ripe produce using computer vision, and has played a role in defining the specifications of the robot's hardware and software interfaces, focusing on supervisory control activities. Credit Research Station for Vegetable Production at St. Katelijne Waver Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.