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UK: Robot to Help Improve Agriculture and Wine Production

UK: Robot to Help Improve Agriculture and Wine Production

A European research consortium comprised of Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will help manage vineyards. The robot, called the VineRobot, will provide reliable, fast and objective information on the state of the vineyards to grape growers, such as vegetative development, water status, production and grape composition. Researchers say the robotics and precision agriculture will provide producers with powerful tools to improve the competitiveness of their farms. The robots will not substitute the vine growers, just facilitate their work. The next stages of the project are giving the robot the autonomy to safely drive between vineyard lines using stereoscopic vision, and integrating a side camera that will provide information about the vegetation status of the plants. (Source: sciencedaily.com)