The succession of agricultural techniques and skills is a critical issue in agricultural business management. However, to the best of our knowledge, no study has investigated systems that support the continuous measurement and visualization of agricultural operation data with the clear intention of addressing this issue. We developed a farming visualization system "FVS-PC Viewer" that continuously monitors various agricultural operation data, including operation content (target materials, machinery, etc.), locations, and status (video images), and integrates and visualizes these data so that operations can be recreated in a simulation. We conducted a field trial using this system, targeting actual machinery operations (rice paddy preparation). The field trial confirmed that our system is able to continuously measure agricultural operation data, such as a worker's field-of-vision and site images (via two cameras), the operations route (via Geographical Positioning System), and machinery operations (via radiofrequency identification). The data could be synchronized automatically using the recording time as the primary key. Four workers who participated in the field test then trialing the simulated agricultural operation. They reported that entry-level and intermediate-level workers would be able to learn from the system, which includes commentary by experienced workers.
|Translated title of the contribution||Development of a Farming Visualization System "FVS-PC Viewer": Support for Agricultural Skills Succession|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|