Introducing Nouka Technologies, giving specialty crop growers timely insight to maximize crop performance. Nouka's technology, products and services deliver information down to the level of each tree through a combination of robotics, advanced sensing, machine learning, and high throughput data processing. Developed in collaboration with the robotics lab at University of Pennsylvania, Nouka enables growers to immediately take action to increase revenue, minimize costs, or both. Long term, Nouka continued robotic and analytics research and development will provide new value creating capabilities, products and services to both agriculture and eventually other markets.
NoukaTech aerial robots navigating and scanning between grape vineyard rows in California and Apple orchard rows in Pennsylvania. Multiple sensor sources analyzed individually and collectively to determine characteristics and conditions both across the entire field and individual plants and trees. The information is presented to the growers typically in easy to understand color coded maps."
Four reps of apple trees (120 trees total test sample).Green apples scanned in July. Ripe red apples scanned in October immediately prior to harvest.
Scanned at night with sensors and artificial illumination on an ATV. Images processed to automatically produce fruit count estimates.