An easy-to-customize, low-cost, low disturbance, motorized, and adjustable proximal sensing cart for field-based high-throughput phenotyping is described. General dimensions, motor specifications, and a remote operation application are given. The cart, named "Professor", supports mounting multiple proximal sensors and cameras for characterizing plant traits grown under field conditions. Professor easily adapts to multiple sensor configurations supporting detection of multiple target traits and has two axes of adjustable clearance by design. Professor is useful as a field-based phenotyping platform and offers a framework for customized development and application.
- S. Video 1Data
A short video showing Professor navigate loose soil with small dirt clods in...
- S. Video 2Data
A short video showing Professor navigate very loose soil up a small incline...
- S. Video 3Data
A short video showing Professor navigate bumpy terrain with medium dirt...
- S. Video 4Data
A short video showing Professor navigate rough terrain with large dirt clods...
- S. File 7xlsx
This file contains the collected GPS and timestamp information used to...
- S. File 6pdf
Specifications for Custom sprocket. File contains dimensions only.
- S. File 2pdf
Specifications for Swivel wheel assembly. File provides two views of the...
- S. File 3pdf
Specifications for wheel support arm assembly. File provides two views of...
- S. File 4pdf
Specifications for Front wheel assembly. File provides two views of the...
- S. File 5pdf
Specifications for Motor assembly. File includes two views of the motor...
- S. File 1xlsx
Components needed for the assembly of Professor. Hyperlinks to websites for...
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Motorized proximal sensing carts are a low-cost platform to deploy proximal sensors for field-based high-throughput phenotyping. The supplemental files uploaded here provide a complete list of all the parts needed to build "Professor", a motorized proximal sensing cart developed and tested by the Maricopa Arizona field-based high-throughput phenotyping team.
The data is intended to give users tools and specifications on how to build or modify existing carts in their programs. For detailed instructions on how to assemble "Professor" please refer to publication.
Ag Data Commons
|Public Access Level|
Thompson, A.L., Conrad, A., Conley, M.M., Shrock, H., Taft, B., Mikshch, C., Mills, T., and Dyer, J.M. (2018). Professor: A Motorized Field-Based Phenotyping Cart. HardwareX 4, e00025
Agricultural Research Service
|Dataset DOI (digital object identifier)|
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
- Genomics & Genetics
- Plants & Crops
- Maps & Multimedia
- Plants & Crops