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Gardening with a Cognitive System

Project description

Cognitive Systems and Robotics Actions performed at plants interacting with humans The GARNICS project aims at 3D sensing of plant growth and building perceptual representations for learning the links to actions of a robot gardener. Plants are complex, self-changing systems with increasing complexity over time. Actions performed at plants (like watering), will have strongly delayed effects. Thus, monitoring and controlling plants is a difficult perception-action problem requiring advanced predictive cognitive properties, which so far can only be provided by experienced human gardeners. Sensing and control of the actual properties of a plant is relevant to e.g. seed production and plant breeders. Plant models will be acquired and by interacting with a human gardener the system will be taught the different cause-effect relations resulting from possible treatments. The robot gardener will be able to choose from its learned repertoire the appropriate actions for optimal plant growth.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Hanno SCHARR (Mr.)

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 995 123
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg

Participants (3)

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 616 755
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ursula Hahn-Woergoetter (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 477 637
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 781 485
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Henriksson (Ms.)