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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2023

Assessment of Smart Mechatronics Applications in Agriculture: A Review

Amertet, Sairoel; Gebresenbet, Girma; Alwan, Hassan Mohammed; Vladmirovna, Kochneva Olga

Abstract

Smart mechatronics systems in agriculture can be traced back to the mid-1980s, when research into automated fruit harvesting systems began in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Impressive advances have been made since then in developing systems for use in modern agriculture. The aim of this study was to review smart mechatronics applications introduced in agriculture to date, and the different areas of the sector in which they are being employed. Various literature search approaches were used to obtain an overview of the current state-of-the-art, benefits, and drawbacks of smart mechatronics systems. Smart mechatronics modules and various networks applied in the processing of agricultural products were examined. Finally, relationships in the data retrieved were tested using a one-way analysis of variance on keywords and sources. The review revealed limited use of sophisticated mechatronics in the agricultural industry in practice at a time of falling production rates and a dramatic decline in the reliability of the global food supply. Smart mechatronics systems could be used in different agricultural enterprises to overcome these issues.

Keywords

mechatronics; robotics system; automation; robotics; agriculture mechanism

Published in

Applied Sciences
2023, Volume: 13, number: 12, article number: 7315
Publisher: MDPI

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG2 Zero hunger

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Agricultural Science
    Robotics

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/app13127315

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/122905