CanopyAIxpert the multi-camera sensor to plant phenotyping system for glasshouses, growth rooms, climate chambers, cultivation halls, or indoor farms.
The automated high-throughput CanopyAIxpert combines rapid automated data recording with advanced analytical software and machine learning. LemnaTec is the global specialist for automated CanopyAIxpert Solutions that not only save time and labour, but also provide a much broader base of information compared to visual scoring. The CanopyAIxpert technology is dedicated to users who work with ground-standing plants – directly in soil, in containers, or pots – that are not movable, or not intended to move. The sensor-to-plant system records imaging data from above the plants, and usually delivers data on plant canopies rather than on individual plants.
We recommend recording environmental data in the plant growth area, such as temperature, light, or air humidity. We offer recording systems that store the environmental data together with the phenotypic data of the corresponding plants.
Sensor options — top view cameras
Canopy-level plant imaging and analysis
Ground-standing plants – here wheat – were imaged with an RGB camera and the image was processed for counting ears. The information is not gained per individual plant but as canopy data, i.e. as target objects per area.
Fluorescence imaging at canopy level
A canopy consisting of wheat leaves was imaged for chlorophyll fluorescence that is indicative of the physiological status of the plants and can serve to detect stress- and pathogen- induced damages
Thermographic image (infrared image) of a plant canopy
Infrared imaging allows quantifying heat emission from plant surfaces and thereby indicates plant temperatures.
Vegetation density imaging
Plant canopy imaging with an RGB camera can be processed to determine vegetation cover and plant density per ground area.
Modular Building Set with Three Application-Oriented Designs
The LemnaTec CanopyAIxpert is available in three models and can easily be customised to your needs.
X-Z Moving Carrier System
Model type 1 is a system for non-scanning cameras mounted in fixed positions on the carrier system. It moves along the plant rows (X-direction) and the cameras can be height-adjusted (Z-direction). As there is one camera system above each row, no Y-directional movement is foreseen.
X-Y-Z Moving Carrier System
Model type 2 is a system for scanning and non-scanning cameras mounted as exchangeable sensors on the carrier system. It works in combination with the LemnaTec Sensor Exchange Station System. The system has an adjustable Z-axis for different sensor types and different plant heights. The sensor and the Y-axis are moved together in Z-direction to adjust imaging height and prevent collisions with taller plants. The measuring head with the sensor moves along the Y-axis across the plant rows. The Y- and Z-axes travel along the plant rows in X-direction. In model type 2, mainly dedicated for glasshouses, the X-axes are mounted onto stands that are placed next to the planting area.
Compact X-Y-Z Moving Carrier System for Climate Chambers
Model type 3 is a system for scanning and non-scanning cameras mounted as exchangeable sensors on the carrier system. It works in combination with the LemnaTec Sensor Exchange Station System. It is a compact system that particularly fits into climate-controlled chambers. Axis movements are equivalent to model type 2. In model type 3, mainly dedicated for climate rooms, the X-axes are mounted onto the walls of the room; if walls are not suitable for mounting, model type 2 with a floor-standing system can be used.
The CanopyAIxpert is delivered with a comprehensive software package. The software provides all possibilities of system control so that users can provide sample information and program a complete workflow for the samples. Users can define the samples loaded into the system, and give information such as species, genotype, treatment, or other grouping parameters. For all available cameras, users can determine which imaging principles are used with the loaded samples – full set or selected sub-set – and make the essential settings such as exposure, white balance, and more.
After imaging all data are stored and accessible for image and data processing. With LemnaGrid, we provide a userprogrammable image processing toolbox that allows for analyzing the recorded image data. LemnaGrid comprises a large library of functions to handle, analyze, and process various types of image data. By combining functions on a graphical surface, users can establish analytical workflows. In addition, we offer the development of customized analyses for user-generated images, including machine learning procedures.
The LemnaAIxplorer enables access to and visualization of all images, analyses, and related data. Tabulating and plotting functions are available together with image browsing. All data can be exported as CSV files or directly delivered to standard data bases.
LemnaTec Product Matrix
LemnaTec offers imaging and image processing technologies for several applications that suit for low to high throughput in laboratory, greenhouse or outdoor environments. Technologies are adapted to various sample types and can be combined with automation. All imaging systems are combined with dedicated image processing software, including user-programmable functions and machine learning.