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Galileo Enhanced Solution for Pest Detection and Control in Greenhouse Fields with Autonomous Service Robots

Objetivo

European agriculture is facing numerous challenges such as population growth, climate change, resource shortages or increased competition. Besides, the area of land available for agriculture is declining, rural areas become depopulated and farming population is aging. Today’s challenge is to produce “more with less”.
Greenhouses protect crops from adverse weather conditions allowing year-round production. Integrated crop management approaches provide better control over pests and diseases. However, the intensification of greenhouse crop production creates favorable conditions for devastating infestation that can cost a 25% of the potential income. Greenhouse crop production is growing throughout the world, generating 46,377€/ha across Europe.
GreenPatrol aims at developing an innovative and efficient robotic solution for Integrated Pest Management in crops, which has the ability to navigate inside greenhouses while performing early pest detection and control tasks in an autonomous way. Main developments will be focused on:
- Precise positioning to provide accurate and detailed pest maps in greenhouses (light indoor environments)
- Perception with visual sensing for on-line pest detection, including reasoning mechanisms for efficient action selection
- Strategies for manipulation and motion planning based on pest monitoring feedback.
Galileo capabilities are considered a fundamental technology for the proposed solution as it provides better performance against the multipath and signal degradation present in greenhouses.
GreenPatrol will achieve a remarkable reduction of production losses and chemicals usage, as well as an increase in quality and competitiveness, leading to more sustainable farming and enhanced food safety and soil and water protection.
The project includes a validation stage where the prototype will be tested in real environment to reach TRL7. GreenPatrol will be commercially exploited. Its business plan shows profits starting in year 3.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-GALILEO-GSA-2017-1
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Régimen de financiación

IA - Innovation action

Coordinador

FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE COMPONENTES
Dirección
Calle Isabel Torres Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Cantabria Ptccan 1
39011 Santander
España
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 392 256,25

Participantes (5)

GMV NSL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 354 401,25
Dirección
Sir Colin Cambell Building Triumph Road
NG7 2TU Nottingham
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 585 625
Dirección
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
INKOA SISTEMAS SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 275 478
Dirección
Av Ribera De Axpe 11 Edificio D 1 Oficina 208
48950 Erandio
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEROVISION BV
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 199 535
Dirección
Stadsring 47
3811 HN Amersfoort
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Chequia
Aportación de la UE
€ 251 500
Dirección
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments