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ROBOtic Replicants for Optimizing the Yield by Augmenting Living Ecosystems

Project description

Robots to the rescue of the queen bee

As the world’s most successful pollinators, bees play a huge part in every aspect of the ecosystem. So, any decline in bee populations could pose a threat to global agriculture. In this context, the EU-funded RoboRoyale project is developing and combining micro-robotic, biological and machine learning technologies into a system that can support the well-being of the honeybee queen, which is responsible for the reproductive success and efficiency of a colony. Specifically, the micro-robotic system will operate around the queen. For instance, this multi-robot system will replace the court bees that are in charge of feeding, grooming and cleaning of the queen as well as the facilitation of pheromone transfer from the queen to the workers.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 1 174 477,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 170 786,25
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 590 050,00
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 334 625,00
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00