Robots as new farm hands
Since the beginning of the 20th century, numerous attempts have been made to commercialise the work of agriculture and increase productivity. While manpower is a central element of any agricultural activity, the development of efficient data-driven technological solutions based on robotics and artificial intelligence is key for the sustainable agriculture in the future. The EU-funded CANOPIES project will explore a novel paradigm of human-robot collaboration in the field facing the concrete test case of the harvesting and pruning operations in table-grape vineyards across four years. The project will demonstrate how a team of heterogeneous robots, some with robotics arms, others with carrying capabilities, will operate alongside with farm workers, opening new perspectives on farm and crop management.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action