Flexible robots for intelligent automation of precision agriculture operations

Acronym: FLEXIGROBOTS

Implementation period: 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023

GA number: 101017111

Type of Project: Horizon 2020

Internet presentation: https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu

FlexiGroBots

Project aim: FlexiGroBots is an Innovation Action aiming to build a platform for flexible heterogeneous multi-robot systems for intelligent automation of precision agriculture operations, providing multiple benefits to farmers around the world.

 

About the project: Despite the rising farmer investment in agricultural robots, most deployable robotic systems are meant to automate only specific tasks. The wide variety of tasks that need to be fulfilled in a single precision agriculture operation makes it extremely unprofitable to address its automation with task-specific robots. These challenges result in a lack of flexibility of current heterogeneous multi-robot systems that poses low returns on investment and high risks for farmers. In order to become cost-effective, heterogeneous multi-robot systems needs to become more flexible by employing more versatile (e.g. multi-task) robots which collaborate to accomplish complex missions.

FlexiGroBots proposes a Platform for developing heterogeneous multi-robot systems and applications which allows for i) more versatility by using the same robots for different observation and intervention tasks, in different missions, throughout the crop life cycle, ii) more cooperation between heterogeneous (ground and aerial) robots to accomplish more complex missions; iii) more valuable data to generate accurate insights into the fields, crops and robotics operations by combining data from IoT sensors, satellites and data collected by the robots; iv) more autonomy for real-time adaptation of mission plans as well as robot behaviour at the crop level, given operational conditions and real-time insights; v) more precision to carry out specific tasks in a very localized way, gaining accuracy and lowering costs.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101017111.

Themes:

Tamara Todić

Tamara

Todić

Slobodan Birgermajer

Slobodan

Birgermajer

Mina Mirović

Mina

Mirović

Goran Kitić

Goran

Kitić

Đorđe Dragojević

Đorđe

Dragojević

Damir Krklješ

Damir

Krklješ

Čaba Peteš

Čaba

Peteš

Maja Radišić

Maja

Radišić

Dajana Vujaklija

Dajana

Vujaklija

Željana Grbović

Željana

Grbović

Vladimir Crnojević

Vladimir

Crnojević

Sanja Brdar

Sanja

Brdar

Predrag Lugonja

Predrag

Lugonja

Petra Đuza

Petra

Đuza

Oskar Marko

Oskar

Marko

Miloš Pandžić

Miloš

Pandžić

Marko Panić

Marko

Panić

Dejan Pavlović

Dejan

Pavlović

Branislav Pejak

Branislav

Pejak

Bojana Ivošević

Bojana

Ivošević

Centers:

CST

CST

05

CIRP

proba 2

CIT