With the AGROBOT, everything, apart from the selecting and packing, is done automatically. In order to protect the berries from squeezing or falls, they are cut from their stems by two thin, razor-sharp blades. They are immediately caught in a tiny basket lined with rubber rolls, which places the fruit on a conveyor belt leading to the packaging area. Operators can directly select and pack the fruit into trays.
There is space for two farm workers on the machine, although it can be operated by just one person. Robotic arms control the interactions of blades and baskets with the berries. A camera-based vision system analyses each fruit individually, checking form and color, and then orders the precise cutting movements when a ripe berry is found.