The Laboratory of Robotics and Internet-of-Things (IoT) for Smart Precision Agriculture and Forestry was established in 2013, with the mission of developing robotics, automation, and IoT based solutions, to improve the levels of smart precision (“right time, right amount, right place”) agriculture and forestry, profitability, and automation in three main environments: Permanent Crops (such as steep slope vineyards, olive groves, tree fruits), Forest biomass harvesting, Protected Cultivation (conventional and urban).
This laboratory is developing its RTD activities based on a ten-year roadmap, primarily aligned to European reality (societal challenges), European agendas ( euRobotics, FCT Research and Innovation Thematic Agenda for Agrofood, Forestry and Biodiversity, strategic approach to EU agricultural research & innovation ), FAO’s agricultural agenda (Food and Agriculture Driving action across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), and to the TEC4AGRO-FOOD Innovation Area agenda (TEC4AGRO-FOOD is INESC TEC’s Innovation Area for Agro-Food and Forestry).
Location: FEUP Campus, Porto
Some Relevant Laboratory Results/Events
In the SCORPION project, INESC TEC has organised the first integration event in Portugal. This SCORPION event has joined 10 European partners for the first tests of the SCORPION robot. The Scorpion prototype is a precision spraying robot tool that can work steep slope vineyards using Galileo Signals.