Paris, France and Madrid, Spain – April eight, 2021,
Atos these days announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European task “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robotic-makers, engineers and service suppliers to construct and deploy multi-robotic systemsfor the agri-meals field to support farmers in their everyday work. Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 system, the task will create an revolutionary platform to facilitate the use of robotics by a few substantial-scale pilots across Europe.
The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has amplified in modern yrs, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture four.” wherever robotics, AI and automation participate in a essential role in crop administration and precision agriculture[one] by addressing authentic-time determination generating and checking requirements. On the other hand, present-day robotic systems are missing adaptability as they are crafted to have out incredibly distinct missions and are not capable to deal with other tasks nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, major to a lack of ROI for farmers.
The FlexiGroBots task will run above 36 months with the aim of establishing and validating an open platform which supports the development of versatile and heterogeneous multi-robotic systems that help multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots incorporate UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) and UGVs (unmanned ground automobiles).
Within FlexiGroBots, the Atos investigation and innovation team acts as the task coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the planned functions and the total checking and supervision of the task. Atos will enable offer the architecture and prerequisite evaluation, direct the reference architecture and synchronize the a few pilots. It acts as a technical chief and most important contributor in the improvement of robotic mission regulate center abilities for the design, planning and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic operations, which includes robotic products and services enabled by Personal computer Vision approaches and in geospatial data evaluation. As a member of the Intercontinental Information Room Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also operates on the improvement of data place enablers for the data administration of an industrial data place personalized to the agricultural context, enabling protected data trade across numerous stakeholders inside the agri-meals sector.
“This task suits correctly with Atos’ aim to contribute to the digitization of European industries, which includes agriculture, by the improvement of revolutionary purposes and products and services based on AI, data and trusted robotics”, reviews Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Information and Robotics’ Device in the Atos Exploration and Innovation office and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots task.
The FlexiGroBots platform will be validated in a few authentic pilot assignments:
- Vineyards (Spain): Display the superior ability and flexibility of robots to conduct different tasks in vineyards, contributing to the high quality of grapes for wine production and to total financial profitability.
- Rapeseed fields (Finland): Display time-essential pest administration and robotization of significant machinery fleets in grassland administration.
- Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Display the prospective of revolutionary robotic options – with highly developed remote sensing approaches, deep studying and determination support – to expand blueberries.
Funded by the European Fee with 7 million euros, FlexiGroBots provides together a multidisciplinary consortium manufactured up of sixteen different organizations and firms from eight different nations around the world. For a lot more information, check out https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu/
[one] Precision agriculture is a farming administration idea based on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-discipline variability in crops.
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