Knot-Tying Robotic End-Effecter for High-Trellis Top Twining

Investigators: Qin Zhang, Long He, Henry Charvet

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Twining is a labor intense task in high-trellis hop production. This robotic knot-tying end-effector was developed to perform automatic knot-tying. Concept validation tests proved that the invented knot-tying end-effector could successfully tie clove hitch knots satisfactorily on trellis wires.

Note: This technology was developed under private funding support, and is not available for technology transfer.