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Intelligent sensing and manipulation for sustainable production and harvesting of high value crops, clever robots for crops

Objective

CROPS will develop scientific know-how for a highly configurable, modular and clever carrier platform that includes modular parallel manipulators and “intelligent tools” (sensors, algorithms, sprayers, grippers) that can be easily installed onto the carrier and are capable of adapting to new tasks and conditions. Several technological demonstrators will be developed for high value crops like greenhouse vegetables, fruits in orchards, and grapes for premium wines. The CROPS robotic platform will be capable of site-specific spraying (targets spray only towards foliage and selective targets) and selective harvesting of fruit (detects the fruit, determines its ripeness, moves towards the fruit, grasps it and softly detaches it). Another objective of CROPS is to develop techniques for reliable detection and classification of obstacles and other objects to enable successful autonomous navigation and operation in plantations and forests. The agricultural and forestry applications share many research areas, primarily regarding sensing and learning capabilities.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/root crop
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 329 135
Administrative Contact
Gerard Pitlo (Mr.)

Participants (13)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 697 440
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 972 840
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dori Schneider (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 374 628
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marko Hočevar (Dr.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 865 600
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Hellström (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 100
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Oberti (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 364 250
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 125 800
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 268 200
Address
Leon Claeysstraat 3 A
8210 Zedelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Missotten (Dr.)
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias
Chile
EU contribution
€ 249 960
Address
Fidel Oteiza 1956 Planta 12
750.0502 Santiago
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stanley Best (Mr.)
FORCE-A SA
France
EU contribution
€ 370 700
Address
Centre Universitaire Paris Sud Batiment 503
91893 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dorian Zahorski (Mr.)
FESTO AG & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 420
Address
Ruiter Strasse 82
73734 Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Münzenmaier (Mr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 13 200
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomas Nordfjell (Prof.)
JENTJENS MACHINETECHNIEK B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 305 735
Address
Leeuwenhoeckweg 6
5460 AD Veghel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Wekking (Mr.)