Maaratech Fieldtrip to Blenheim 2022
The Maaratech Team, both the University of Canterbury and University of Auckland teams, met in Blenheim last week for field work. The fieldtrip is still running this week, and it is hoped that a lot of data and insights will be gained from this trip.
The Maaratech project aims to reduce the variability of human worker performance in orchards and vineyards, using augmented reality technology to help inexpert workers make expert decisions, and reduce the risk associated with a transient workforce, using robotic automation. We will create new technologies that capture and convert data about plant structure, and the activities of expert humans, into smart decisions and actions in fruit growing e.g which grape vine to prune and how much to remove.