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Title A low-cost system to detect bunches of grapes in natural environment from color images
Author Manuel J. C. S. Reis, Raul Morais, Carlos M. G. Pereira, Miguel Bacelar, Salviano F. S. P. Soares, António L. G. Valente, José Baptista, Paulo J S G Ferreira, José Bulas-Cruz
Booktitle Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2011), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6915, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Address Het Pand, Ghent, Bélgica
Pages 92-102
Month August
Year 2011
Group (before 2015) Signal Processing Laboratory
Indexed by ISI Yes
Scope International


Despite the benefits of precision agriculture and precision viticulture production systems, its adoption rate in the Portuguese Douro Demarcated Region remains low. One of the most demanding tasks in wine making is harvesting. Even for humans, the environment makes grape detection difficult, especially when the grapes and leaves have a similar color, which is generally the case for white grapes. In this paper, we propose a system for the detection and location, in the natural environment, of bunches of grapes in color images. The system is also able to distinguish between white and red grapes, at the same time, it calculates the location of the bunch stem. The proposed system achieved 97% and 91% correct classifications for red and white grapes, respectively.