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

Atos these days announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European venture “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robot-makers, engineers and services suppliers to construct and deploy multi-robot methodsfor the agri-foods industry to help farmers in their everyday get the job done. In just the framework of the Horizon 2020 plan, the venture will acquire an revolutionary system to aid the use of robotics as a result of a few substantial-scale pilots throughout Europe.

The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has improved in current years, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture four.” wherever robotics, AI and automation participate in a fundamental purpose in crop management and precision agriculture[1] by addressing serious-time final decision creating and checking demands. On the other hand, existing robotic methods are missing flexibility as they are created to carry out pretty specific missions and are not capable to take care of other responsibilities nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, top to a absence of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots venture will operate in excess of 36 months with the aim of producing and validating an open up system which supports the creation of adaptable and heterogeneous multi-robot methods that help multi-robot cooperation and autonomy. Robots include UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) and UGVs (unmanned floor automobiles).

In just FlexiGroBots, the Atos exploration and innovation group acts as the venture coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the prepared things to do and the general checking and supervision of the venture. Atos will support deliver the architecture and requirement evaluation, direct the reference architecture and synchronize the a few pilots. It acts as a specialized leader and most important contributor in the enhancement of robotic mission management center capabilities for the design and style, arranging and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robot operations, together with robotic expert services enabled by Laptop Eyesight tactics and in geospatial knowledge evaluation. As a member of the Worldwide Facts House Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also performs on the enhancement of knowledge room enablers for the knowledge management of an industrial knowledge room personalized to the agricultural context, enabling safe knowledge exchange throughout many stakeholders inside the agri-foods sector.

This venture fits flawlessly with Atos’ goal to lead to the digitization of European industries, together with agriculture, as a result of the enhancement of revolutionary purposes and expert services based mostly on AI, knowledge and trustworthy robotics”, opinions Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Facts and Robotics’ Device in the Atos Study and Innovation department and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots venture.

The FlexiGroBots system will be validated in a few serious pilot projects:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Reveal the large potential and flexibility of robots to accomplish different responsibilities in vineyards, contributing to the top quality of grapes for wine production and to general economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Reveal time-vital pest management and robotization of large equipment fleets in grassland management.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Reveal the possible of revolutionary robotic solutions – with highly developed remote sensing tactics, deep finding out and final decision help – to expand blueberries.

Funded by the European Commission with 7 million euros, FlexiGroBots delivers with each other a multidisciplinary consortium made up of sixteen different companies and organizations from eight different nations around the world. For more information, pay a visit to https://flexigrobots-h2020.eu/

 

[1] Precision agriculture is a farming management principle based mostly on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops.

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