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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 now announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European project “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robotic-makers, engineers and services suppliers to build and deploy multi-robotic programsfor the agri-food industry to help farmers in their every day get the job done. Inside the framework of the Horizon 2020 method, the project will establish an progressive platform to aid the use of robotics via three massive-scale pilots throughout Europe.

The adoption of new systems in the agricultural sector has amplified in recent several years, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture 4.” the place robotics, AI and automation engage in a fundamental position in crop management and precision agriculture[1] by addressing authentic-time selection earning and checking needs. Nevertheless, latest robotic programs are missing versatility as they are designed to have out really unique missions and are not ready to deal with other responsibilities nor cooperate with other robotic systems, primary to a absence of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots project will operate about 36 months with the intention of acquiring and validating an open platform which supports the development of flexible and heterogeneous multi-robotic programs that enable multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots consist of UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) and UGVs (unmanned ground automobiles).

Inside FlexiGroBots, the Atos investigation and innovation team functions as the project coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the prepared functions and the total checking and supervision of the project. Atos will assistance provide the architecture and necessity evaluation, lead the reference architecture and synchronize the three pilots. It functions as a complex leader and key contributor in the growth of robotic mission manage centre abilities for the style, preparing and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic operations, including robotic companies enabled by Laptop Vision procedures and in geospatial facts evaluation. As a member of the Intercontinental Details Room Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also operates on the growth of facts area enablers for the facts management of an industrial facts area customized to the agricultural context, allowing for secure facts exchange throughout many stakeholders within just the agri-food sector.

This project fits perfectly with Atos’ aim to add to the digitization of European industries, including agriculture, via the growth of progressive apps and companies centered on AI, facts and reliable robotics”, responses Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Details and Robotics’ Device in the Atos Investigation and Innovation division and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots project.

The FlexiGroBots platform will be validated in three authentic pilot jobs:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Demonstrate the substantial capability and versatility of robots to carry out distinct responsibilities in vineyards, contributing to the quality of grapes for wine creation and to total economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Demonstrate time-critical pest management and robotization of large machinery fleets in grassland management.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Demonstrate the likely of progressive robotic methods – with state-of-the-art distant sensing procedures, deep learning and selection help – to improve blueberries.

Funded by the European Fee with seven million euros, FlexiGroBots delivers with each other a multidisciplinary consortium built up of sixteen distinct companies and corporations from eight distinct international locations. For extra information and facts, go to https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu/


[1] Precision agriculture is a farming management strategy centered on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-area variability in crops.


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