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Intelligent sensing and manipulation for sustainable production and harvesting of high value crops, clever robots for crops

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246252

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 233 819,40

  • EU contribution

    € 7 639 008

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

Objective

CROPS will develop scientific know-how for a highly configurable, modular and clever carrier platform that includes modular parallel manipulators and “intelligent tools” (sensors, algorithms, sprayers, grippers) that can be easily installed onto the carrier and are capable of adapting to new tasks and conditions. Several technological demonstrators will be developed for high value crops like greenhouse vegetables, fruits in orchards, and grapes for premium wines. The CROPS robotic platform will be capable of site-specific spraying (targets spray only towards foliage and selective targets) and selective harvesting of fruit (detects the fruit, determines its ripeness, moves towards the fruit, grasps it and softly detaches it). Another objective of CROPS is to develop techniques for reliable detection and classification of obstacles and other objects to enable successful autonomous navigation and operation in plantations and forests. The agricultural and forestry applications share many research areas, primarily regarding sensing and learning capabilities.
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 329 135

Administrative Contact

Gerard Pitlo (Mr.)

Participants (13)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 697 440

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 972 840

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 374 628

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 865 600

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 374 100

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 364 250

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 125 800

CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 268 200

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 249 960

FORCE-A SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 370 700

FESTO AG & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 327 420

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 13 200

JENTJENS MACHINETECHNIEK B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 305 735

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246252

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 233 819,40

  • EU contribution

    € 7 639 008

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands