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

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

Atos currently announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European challenge “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robotic-makers, engineers and provider companies to make and deploy multi-robotic devicesfor the agri-foodstuff field to assist farmers in their everyday do the job. Within just the framework of the Horizon 2020 application, the challenge will build an ground breaking system to facilitate the use of robotics via a few massive-scale pilots across Europe.

The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has greater in current decades, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture four.” wherever robotics, AI and automation play a essential purpose in crop administration and precision agriculture[1] by addressing authentic-time decision creating and checking demands. Nonetheless, recent robotic devices are missing overall flexibility as they are built to carry out extremely unique missions and are not in a position to take care of other tasks nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, major to a lack of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots challenge will operate in excess of 36 months with the aim of establishing and validating an open system which supports the development of versatile and heterogeneous multi-robotic devices that help multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots involve UAVs (unmanned aerial cars) and UGVs (unmanned floor cars).

Within just FlexiGroBots, the Atos investigate and innovation group functions as the challenge coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the prepared actions and the over-all checking and supervision of the challenge. Atos will aid offer the architecture and prerequisite assessment, guide the reference architecture and synchronize the a few pilots. It functions as a technical leader and primary contributor in the enhancement of robotic mission regulate middle abilities for the structure, scheduling and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic operations, including robotic services enabled by Computer Vision techniques and in geospatial knowledge assessment. As a member of the Global Info Space Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also operates on the enhancement of knowledge room enablers for the knowledge administration of an industrial knowledge room tailored to the agricultural context, enabling safe knowledge trade across various stakeholders in just the agri-foodstuff sector.

This challenge fits properly with Atos’ aim to contribute to the digitization of European industries, including agriculture, via the enhancement of ground breaking applications and services dependent on AI, knowledge and trusted robotics”, opinions Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Info and Robotics’ Unit in the Atos Study and Innovation section and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots challenge.

The FlexiGroBots system will be validated in a few authentic pilot assignments:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Exhibit the significant capability and versatility of robots to complete distinctive tasks in vineyards, contributing to the good quality of grapes for wine creation and to over-all financial profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Exhibit time-significant pest administration and robotization of hefty machinery fleets in grassland administration.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Exhibit the probable of ground breaking robotic answers – with sophisticated remote sensing techniques, deep mastering and decision assist – to increase blueberries.

Funded by the European Commission with 7 million euros, FlexiGroBots delivers with each other a multidisciplinary consortium created up of 16 distinctive companies and firms from eight distinctive nations. For much more data, pay a visit to https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu/

 

[1] Precision agriculture is a farming administration principle dependent on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-discipline variability in crops.

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