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Gardening with a Cognitive System

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics
Actions performed at plants interacting with humans
The http://www.garnics.eu" target="_blank">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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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 GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG 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 DE INVESTIGACIONES 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.)