Creation and implementation of robotics farming and agricultural solutions to protect crops.
The Robs4Crops project aims to address and resolve the organizational and technological challenges associated with robotic farming’s widespread adoption. By building upon the existing agricultural machine, standards and best practices, the project shapes and delivers a fully autonomous system, ready for large-scale commercial trials.
The innovative robotic farming solution developed by the project will be demonstrated at scale pilots in four European countries and consists of three elements: smart implements, autonomous vehicles and the farming controller.
Robs4Crops reduces the dependency of farmers on hired labour, increases safety and reduces the use of inputs and the overall carbon footprint of food production. In this sense, Robs4Crops demonstrates that robotics and related technologies can bring precision and repeatability to a series of mundane and repetitive tasks, thus reducing the need for humans to engage in unpleasant or unhealthy work.
The project counts with the participation of the Robotics and Automation Unit of Eurecat, together with a consortium of 15 partners from 8 European countries, coordinated by Wageningen University & Research.