- Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Assessment of Smart Mechatronics Applications in Agriculture: A Review
Amertet, Sairoel; Gebresenbet, Girma; Alwan, Hassan Mohammed; Vladmirovna, Kochneva Olga
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.
mechatronics; robotics system; automation; robotics; agriculture mechanism
2023, Volume: 13, number: 12, article number: 7315
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