Special Issue on Intelligent Agricultural Machinery

Submission Deadline: Jun. 30, 2015

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
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    • Long Xie
      College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
    • Shouhao Sun
      School of Information and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    • Dong Wang
      College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
    • Xiangang Han
      School of Civil and Environment Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
    • Hojatollah Rashidi Alashty
      Departement cybernetic, Moscow State Aviation Technological University, Moscow, Russia
    • Abdel Rahman Ahmed
      Bio-engineering and Post-harvest at Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
    • Prabhakaran Ayyasamy
      Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Introduction

    Agricultural mechanization is an important part in the field of agricultural engineering, which will promote agricultural development and agricultural modernization. On one hand, horizontally, agricultural machineries can be extended to play role in forestry, animal husbandry, fishery and other industries. On the other hand, longitudinally, they are applied before, during and after the agricultural production process, and are further developing towards the aspects of the storage, processing, transportation of agricultural and sideline products, three-dimensional agriculture, water-saving agriculture and precision agriculture.

    Along with the development of high and new technology, such as computer technology, sensor and detection technology, information processing technology and control technology, the operating performance of agricultural machinery has been being greatly promoted, which has been improving the labor productivity as well as the working conditions of workers. Especially, nowadays, combined with the rapid development of intelligent technology, various agricultural robots and intelligent system are constantly emerging in the field of agricultural automatic control. And so, agricultural machinery is no longer confined to mechanical and electrical integration, but gradually to the intelligent and high integration. Intelligent agricultural machinery can detect working environment information automatically and make decisions fully based on objective date during operation, which can avoid the influence from operators’ unreliable judgment and different operating level and reduce judgment errors because of operators’ fatigue after working long hours. Furthermore, if desired, it can implement variable-rate application according to the change of working environment conditions to make more reasonable and effective use of agricultural resources and also to reduce environment pollution.

    To promote agricultural intensification and agricultural modernization, one of the important measures is to realize intelligent agricultural machinery. Therefore, this special issue is dedicated to research of intelligent agricultural machinery technology. And the research objects involve seed selection classifier, tillage machine, precision seeder,transplanting machine, weeding machine, fertilizing machine, spray machine, irrigation equipment, harvester, picking robot, grafting robot, drying and storage equipment of agricultural products, and other agricultural machinery.

    Potential topics may include but not limited to:

    1. Agricultural robot
    2. Intelligent manipulator
    3. Farmland geographic information system
    4. Global Positioning System(GPS)
    5. Remote Sensing System (RS)
    6. Intelligent navigation
    7. Automatic path planning
    8. Obstacle avoidance
    9. Self-driving technology
    10. Farmland information monitoring system
    11. Variable-rate technology (VRT)
    12. Crop growth parameters detection
    13. Farmland information fusion technology
    14. Agricultural expert system
    15. Decision support system (DSS) for the management of crop production
    16. On-line automatic detection
    17. Automatic target recognition and location
    18. Machine vision technology
    19. Automatic detection and classification of agricultural products

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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