Tracking improvement for a vision guidance system

  • US 6,285,930 B1
  • Filed: 02/28/2000
  • Issued: 09/04/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An automatic guidance system for an agricultural vehicle, the guidance system comprising:

  • an electromagnetic sensor for gathering information about field characteristics, the electromagnetic sensor configured to provide a signal representative of crop rows in an agricultural field, the signal represented as pixels of an image;

    an information processor having a memory and a central processing unit, and the information processor coupled to the electromagnetic sensor; and

    a program in the memory of the information processor configured to be executed by the central processing unit, the program configured to divide the image into a first, a second, a third, and a fourth row region of interest, the program configured to determine location and orientation of a row through each region of interest, wherein the program is configured to determine whether all the rows are substantially representative of the location and orientation of the crop rows.

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