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Atos coordinates European project FlexiGroBots to foster the use of robotics in agriculture

Paris, France and Madrid, Spain – April eight, 2021,

Atos currently announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European job “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robot-makers, engineers and assistance providers to create and deploy multi-robot unitsfor the agri-food field to aid farmers in their daily do the job. Inside of the framework of the Horizon 2020 system, the job will build an ground breaking system to aid the use of robotics through 3 significant-scale pilots across Europe.

The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has amplified in recent yrs, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture four.” the place robotics, AI and automation engage in a essential position in crop administration and precision agriculture[one] by addressing true-time decision producing and monitoring requires. Having said that, present robotic units are missing overall flexibility as they are crafted to carry out pretty distinct missions and are not in a position to manage other tasks nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, main to a lack of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots job will run around 36 months with the goal of developing and validating an open system which supports the creation of adaptable and heterogeneous multi-robot units that permit multi-robot cooperation and autonomy. Robots include UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) and UGVs (unmanned ground automobiles).

Inside of FlexiGroBots, the Atos analysis and innovation team functions as the job coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the planned functions and the over-all monitoring and supervision of the job. Atos will assistance deliver the architecture and necessity evaluation, guide the reference architecture and synchronize the 3 pilots. It functions as a complex chief and primary contributor in the growth of robotic mission regulate middle abilities for the design, planning and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robot operations, including robotic solutions enabled by Computer system Vision strategies and in geospatial facts evaluation. As a member of the Intercontinental Knowledge Area Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also will work on the growth of facts room enablers for the facts administration of an industrial facts room personalized to the agricultural context, allowing safe facts exchange across a variety of stakeholders inside of the agri-food sector.

This job suits correctly with Atos’ objective to contribute to the digitization of European industries, including agriculture, through the growth of ground breaking apps and solutions centered on AI, facts and reliable robotics”, feedback Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Knowledge and Robotics’ Unit in the Atos Study and Innovation section and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots job.

The FlexiGroBots system will be validated in 3 true pilot jobs:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Display the substantial capability and versatility of robots to accomplish distinct tasks in vineyards, contributing to the good quality of grapes for wine creation and to over-all economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Display time-crucial pest administration and robotization of weighty machinery fleets in grassland administration.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Display the potential of ground breaking robotic options – with highly developed remote sensing strategies, deep learning and decision aid – to expand blueberries.

Funded by the European Fee with 7 million euros, FlexiGroBots delivers with each other a multidisciplinary consortium manufactured up of sixteen distinct businesses and providers from eight distinct nations around the world. For extra data, pay a visit to https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu/

 

[one] Precision agriculture is a farming administration notion centered on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-discipline variability in crops.

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