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The structure of GREENPOWER could be likened to the movement of the human body.

Where the skeleton and muscles act as support, the senses make it possible to know the internal and external environment, and the brain is the one that gives the orders; all this for a person to achieve a movement.

 

The environment of GREENPOWER is vertical farming, a worldwide bet for this agricultural innovation, as it allows to increase productivity, to reduce land and to reduce environmental pressure.

  • The skeleton of GREENPOWER will be the application of robotics to a vertical greenhouse.
    • Where the production layers will be able to vary automatically in height, with the objective that each plant receives the optimal light and water for its growth.
    • And the pots of the plants can vary in position within the same production layer, to make them more accessible.
    • And a harvesting robot that will be located in the lower production layer where it will perform agricultural functions and take care of the movement of the pots.
  • The senses of GREENPOWER will be the sensors and cameras, which will be distributed in each layer to know the state and general needs; and in the head of the robot to know the specific needs of each plant.
  • The brain of GREENPOWER will be the data coming from the sensors that will manage the whole greenhouse, making forecast reports to be able to anticipate actions.
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Robotic technology.

Height variation of the production layers.

The production layers of vertical greenhouses are usually manual and in some cases, for small layers, automatic.

Our proposal is for large production layers with automatic height variation.

The vertical drive will be done by means of flat belts driven by a motor.

Each layer will have sensors to correctly identify its position. Each level will consist of two production layers

On the ground level and on the final level of the rack, in the initial position they will be free, making possible a continuous movement of the production layers.

In the following video you can see how it works

 

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Movement of pots within the same production layer

The plants will be grown in their final pot.

The pot will be incorporated in a metallic steel structure.

The production layer shall be made of magnetically permeable material.

Each production layer shall be filled with pots in their corresponding places, except for one, which shall be left free so that movement of the pots within the layer is possible.

The metal pot-holding structure shall be guided within the layer allowing X and Y displacement.

A magnet from the lower side of the production level will make the movement of the pot with the plant possible.

As there is no contact, damage to the plant is avoided.

In this way it is possible to place each plant in a position accessible to the staff and the harvesting robot so that it can receive its treatment and individual monitoring.

In the next video, can be observed the movement details.

Harvesting robot

A commercial XYZ Gantry robot will be located in the lower production layer.

On its head it will have a tool holder where the necessary tools for harvesting, fertilising and picking operations will be installed.

As it is a commercial robot and applies an open philosophy, by simply changing the tool and with the appropriate programming, it can carry out new functionalities.

The head will have an individual monitoring tool for the individual monitoring of each plant.

In the next video you can see the robot performing harvesting and pot moving actions.

 

Water spraying.

In the lower production layer a spraying system for sprinkling water will be located.

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Instrumentation

  • Layer production sensors.

In each production layer, humidity, temperature and light sensors will be strategically placed to monitor the general conditions of the plants.

 

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  • Heading robot sensors.

In the individual monitoring tool, sensors and a camera with image recognition will be located, to know the exact state of the plant, physiological (lack of humidity, light, temperature), physical state (weakness, growth, colour,...), as well as the presence of diseases, infections or parasites.

 

DATA

The data have two missions:

  • Integrated greenhouse management. The data from the sensors are sent to a controller who takes the necessary actions to ensure the health and growth of the plant
  • Production of reports.  Production of reports It will also generate reports with predictive character to anticipate treatments to ensure the health and growth of the plant.
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