Evolution of an Apple Picker

Our apple picker uses fork like prongs protruding to the front of the robot. The robot drives up to the tree, guided by the camera looking for the apple on the middle branch. The prongs dislodge the apples which (hopefully) drop into the chutes below. However, this wasn’t all that reliable to start with; sometimesContinue reading “Evolution of an Apple Picker”

Nature’s Bounty Update

There’s been some progress this week on Nature’s Bounty. The Apple picker has been printed and assembled, and the game play code has been written. After some (read “a lot of”) adjustments we managed to get a video of the robot picking 24 (of a possible 36) apples within the allowed 5 minutes. There’s stillContinue reading “Nature’s Bounty Update”