Atos coordinates European project FlexiGroBots to foster the use of robotics in agriculture

Paris, France and Madrid, Spain – April 8, 2021, Atos right now announces that it…

Paris, France and Madrid, Spain – April 8, 2021,

Atos right now announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European job “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robot-makers, engineers and service suppliers to create and deploy multi-robot programsfor the agri-food marketplace to support farmers in their day-to-day do the job. Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 software, the job will produce an revolutionary system to facilitate the use of robotics as a result of three massive-scale pilots throughout Europe.

The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has enhanced in recent decades, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture four.” where robotics, AI and automation perform a elementary role in crop administration and precision agriculture[one] by addressing genuine-time conclusion making and checking needs. However, latest robotic programs are lacking adaptability as they are constructed to carry out pretty distinct missions and are not capable to cope with other duties nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, top to a lack of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots job will run around 36 months with the purpose of establishing and validating an open system which supports the creation of flexible and heterogeneous multi-robot programs that help multi-robot cooperation and autonomy. Robots involve UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and UGVs (unmanned floor vehicles).

Within FlexiGroBots, the Atos research and innovation group functions as the job coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the prepared routines and the in general checking and supervision of the job. Atos will assistance present the architecture and need analysis, direct the reference architecture and synchronize the three pilots. It functions as a complex leader and primary contributor in the growth of robotic mission control middle abilities for the style, setting up and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robot operations, which includes robotic companies enabled by Laptop or computer Eyesight procedures and in geospatial info analysis. As a member of the Intercontinental Details Room Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also functions on the growth of info space enablers for the info administration of an industrial info space customized to the agricultural context, permitting safe info exchange throughout a variety of stakeholders inside the agri-food sector.

This job fits perfectly with Atos’ goal to contribute to the digitization of European industries, which includes agriculture, as a result of the growth of revolutionary programs and companies primarily based on AI, info and trustworthy robotics”, remarks Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Details and Robotics’ Unit in the Atos Study and Innovation division and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots job.

The FlexiGroBots system will be validated in three genuine pilot jobs:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Display the substantial ability and flexibility of robots to execute various duties in vineyards, contributing to the good quality of grapes for wine production and to in general economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Display time-significant pest administration and robotization of hefty machinery fleets in grassland administration.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Display the possible of revolutionary robotic alternatives – with advanced remote sensing procedures, deep learning and conclusion support – to grow blueberries.

Funded by the European Commission with seven million euros, FlexiGroBots provides jointly a multidisciplinary consortium produced up of 16 various corporations and providers from 8 various countries. For much more info, check out


[one] Precision agriculture is a farming administration concept primarily based on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops.


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