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This site covers Hidden Valley Plantations robotics projects, targeting several aspects of macadamia production and research.
A small remote controlled harvester for collecting trial plot yields and commercial harvest on small farms. Longer term it will be autonomous.
Orchard Autonomy Pack
A self-contained set of sensors, software and driver electronics that allows devices such as the Drone Harvester to become fully autonomous.
An electronic sorter that prioritises high accuracy and repeatability above speed. It can also be used as a quality scanner.
Nut Measurement Project
Using a modified version of the Sorter/Scanner to do industry wide pre-season nut measurements to forecast the upcoming crop.
In Field Dehusker
A husker used when harvesting trial plots; it allows weights to be done immediately in field without the logistics of taking samples back to base for dehusking.
This section is a collection of various bits, pieces, techniques and commentary obliquely related to these projects.