Project: Multimodal sensing for individual plant phenotyping in agriculture robotics

Acronym ANTONIO (Reference Number: 862667)
Duration 01/03/2021 - 28/02/2023
Project Topic The ability to single out the plants or leaves with problems and to selectively apply a remedy without wasting resources or contaminating the environment is critical for precision farming. This project develops a unifying framework to combine different sensor modalities, methods for creating accurate maps to facilitate operations on a narrow scale with a smaller environment footprint, artificial intelligence algorithms for data processing and decision support, and applications to make relevant information easily visible to the farmer. The framework is demonstrated in the field through the integration onboard of unmanned ground and aerial robots and it is implemented to be compatible with AgriCircle’s farm management information system (FMIS), which enables map-based control of many application devices, and displayed via standard tablet PCs. We demonstrate the use of this framework by building a physical system for closely monitoring crop plants including commercial vineyards in Greece, Italy, and Switzerland, reusing many sensors and much experience from the Ambient Awareness for Autonomous Agricultural Vehicles (QUAD-AV) project, funded by ERA-NET ICT-AGRI-Call 1, and the Simultaneous Safety and Surveying for Collaborative Vehicles (S3-CAV) project, funded by ERA-NET ICT-AGRI-Call 2. Synergies will be also developed with the Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System (ATLAS) project, funded by H2020 DT-ICT-08-2019 - Agricultural digital integration platforms.
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Call 1st ICT-AGRI-FOOD Joint Cofund Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Coordinator Greece
2 Politecnico di Bari Partner Italy
3 Fraunhofer Partner Germany
4 National Research Council of Italy Partner Italy
5 AgriCircle Partner Switzerland