Robots in the greenhouse
In researching the complex trait drought stress, KWS is using a sophisticated system for phenotyping corn and sugarbeet plants.
Digital phenotyping: Robots and AI help in the greenhouse
Robots help with phenotyping in the greenhouse
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KWS biologist Ben Gruber and mechatronics engineer Dustin Ethgen prepare the lowpad robots for their application in the greenhouse.
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The leaf of a plant always dries from the tip. Phenotyping detects the smallest changes that are not visible to the naked eye.
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Dr. Hanna Wildhagen, Specialist Digital Phenotyping, is responsible for the technologies of the research series on drought tolerance of corn and sugar beet plants.
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Inside the PhenoFactory, a kind of photo box, color and spectral cameras take pictures of the plants.
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Together with LabView Developer and Automation Specialist David Sommer, Hanna Wildhagen evaluates the results.