Investigators: Qin Zhang, Long He, Henry Charvet
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.