Atos coordinates European project FlexiGroBots to foster the use of robotics in agriculture

Elvera Bartels

Paris, France and Madrid, Spain – April eight, 2021,

Atos now announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European project “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robotic-makers, engineers and provider providers to construct and deploy multi-robotic unitsfor the agri-food sector to guidance farmers in their everyday get the job done. In just the framework of the Horizon 2020 program, the project will produce an progressive platform to facilitate the use of robotics by a few large-scale pilots throughout Europe.

The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has improved in latest a long time, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture four.” the place robotics, AI and automation play a basic purpose in crop administration and precision agriculture[one] by addressing serious-time final decision producing and checking requirements. Even so, existing robotic units are missing adaptability as they are crafted to have out pretty precise missions and are not capable to manage other jobs nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, top to a lack of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots project will run in excess of 36 months with the goal of establishing and validating an open up platform which supports the creation of adaptable and heterogeneous multi-robotic units that help multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots consist of UAVs (unmanned aerial autos) and UGVs (unmanned floor autos).

In just FlexiGroBots, the Atos study and innovation group acts as the project coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the prepared pursuits and the all round checking and supervision of the project. Atos will support deliver the architecture and necessity investigation, guide the reference architecture and synchronize the a few pilots. It acts as a technical leader and main contributor in the improvement of robotic mission manage centre abilities for the design, preparing and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic operations, together with robotic companies enabled by Laptop Eyesight strategies and in geospatial info investigation. As a member of the International Facts Room Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also works on the improvement of info area enablers for the info administration of an industrial info area personalized to the agricultural context, making it possible for safe info trade throughout different stakeholders within the agri-food sector.

This project suits beautifully with Atos’ goal to contribute to the digitization of European industries, together with agriculture, by the improvement of progressive programs and companies based mostly on AI, info and trustworthy robotics”, remarks Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Facts and Robotics’ Unit in the Atos Investigation and Innovation division and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots project.

The FlexiGroBots platform will be validated in a few serious pilot tasks:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Show the large ability and versatility of robots to conduct diverse jobs in vineyards, contributing to the high quality of grapes for wine generation and to all round economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Show time-essential pest administration and robotization of large machinery fleets in grassland administration.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Show the possible of progressive robotic methods – with sophisticated remote sensing strategies, deep finding out and final decision guidance – to improve blueberries.

Funded by the European Fee with seven million euros, FlexiGroBots provides with each other a multidisciplinary consortium created up of sixteen diverse corporations and providers from eight diverse nations around the world. For far more facts, go to https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu/

 

[one] Precision agriculture is a farming administration strategy based mostly on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-area variability in crops.

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