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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2014

Determining boreal clearcut object properties and characteristics for identification purposes

Lideskog, Håkan; Ersson, Back Tomas; Bergsten, Urban; Karlberg, Magnus

Abstract

After clearcutting, machines traffic the clearcut conducting different silvicultural activities. Many objects on a forest clearcut (slash residues, stones, stumps and roots) may disturb e.g. site preparation and planting. This paper describes properties and characteristics of these objects. A flowchart was developed that describes a possible computer-aided system that identifies the objects, and ultimately, makes a machine avoid or target them. A system for obstacle identification creates conditions for further technical development and (semi)automation of e.g. site preparation, mechanized planting, and stump removal.

Keywords

clearcut obstacles; terrain description; terrain conditions; site properties; forest regeneration; forestry

Published in

Silva Fennica
2014, volume: 48, number: 3, article number: 1136
Publisher: The Finnish Society of Forest Science & The Finnish Forest Research Institute

Authors' information

Lideskog, Håkan
Luleå University of Technology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Bergsten, Urban
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Karlberg, Magnus
Luleå University of Technology

UKÄ Subject classification

Robotics
Forest Science

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.1136

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/62030