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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.

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)

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GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 616 755

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 477 637

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 781 485

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 247947

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 721 066

  • EU contribution

    € 2 871 000

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany