The ROMI Plant Imager
The ROMI Plant Imager performs full 3D analyses of plants. It combines a physical scanning station that uses an RGB camera with a powerful image processing pipeline, the Plant Interpreter, to build a 3D representation of plants.
The ROMI project develops a 3D plant phenotyping platform adapted to single potted plants. The Plant Imager is being finalized in controlled indoor settings for a future use in research laboratories. However, its use in controlled farming environments, such as greenhouses, is envisioned as a mid-term application.
The interpreter currently detects plant constituent organs and this detailed spatial data is available for further analysis.
The package consists of several modules, including:
- the Plant Imager: the physical hardware
- the Virtual Plant Imager: to collect images of 3D plant models
- the Plant 3D Vision: our library to analyse the data
- the Plant 3D Explorer: to inspect the results online
The analysis pipeline uses both geometrical algorithms and Machine Learning techniques. It is developed in collaboration with the research on plant modeling and AI.