Project Description

GRAPE EURECAT

Development of a pheromone dispenser for matting disruption in vineyards using an autonomous ground robot equipped with a robotic arm.

GRAPE (GroundRobot for vineyArd Monitoring and ProtEction) is an Echord++ experiment on Agricultural and Food Robotics. The project is developing the on-board intelligence, ranging from autonomous navigation algorithms to perception and manipulation. The system is able to navigate autonomously over different type of terrain in vineyards. The localization is based on the hybridization of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Positioning) and local sensors. The robot is equipped with laser scanners that are concatenated across time and space to generate a three-dimensional reconstruction of the plants. This serves both for monitoring of the growth and planning of manipulation tasks.

The consortium of the project is composed by Eurecat, University Politecnico di Milano and Vitirover. GRAPE project is founded by Echord++ program from the European Commission.

General details

Project

GRAPE – Ground Robot for Vineyard Monitoring and Protection

Programme and call for tender

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement Num. 601116