Quaternion number based vanilla recognition system for automating polination

  title={Quaternion number based vanilla recognition system for automating polination},
  author={Ted Shaneyfelt and Sos S. Agaian and Mo M. Jamshidi and Sevki S. Erdogan},
  journal={Proceedings 2011 International Conference on System Science and Engineering},
Vanilla is the second most expensive spice worldwide. The high cost of vanilla has led to the problem of dangerous adulterated substitutes. Its high cost is attributed largely to the labor intensive hand pollination required where the melipona bee is not present. This article is the first known to present a machine vision system for the recognition of vanilla flowers and their stamen for pollination. We present a hypercomplex numbers based system. The present system is based on a rotational… CONTINUE READING