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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.

Research Areas

Research Areas

  • Outdoor localisation and mapping;
  • Outdoor Artificial Vision (Perception and Monitoring);
  • Planning and controlling trajectories in irregular terrains;
  • Grasping and Manipulation in advanced robotics tasks (such as pruning and harvesting);
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalisation for existing agricultural/forestry implementation/machinery/irrigation systems;
  • Collaborative and Safety Robotics (Advanced Man-Machine Interfaces).
Equipments

Equipments

  • LIDAR sensors
  • RGB-D
  • manipulators 
Centres and Stakeholders

INESC TEC

CRIIS
CentreRobotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems
028

Projects

BIOTECFOR

Bionegócios e Tecnologia para a valorização eficiente dos recursos florestais endógenos no Norte de Portugal e Galiza

2017-2020

Water4Ever

Optimizing water use in agriculture to preserve soil and water resources

2017-2020

SistemaDPA

Sistema DPA para Espalhador de Estrume (sem ISOBUS) e Análise Química (NIR sensor) para Cisterna em Ambiente ISOBUS.

2017-2018

ROMOVI

ROMOVI: Robô Modular e cooperativo para Vinhas de encosta

2017-2019

UnVirtual

Serviço de engenharia e desenvolvimento de robôs para jogo Unvirtual

2017-2018

SmartFarming

Ferramenta avançada para operacionalização da agricultura de precisão

2016-2018

SAFER

Safery verification for robotic software

2018-2021

MetBots

Metabolomic robots with self-learning artificial intelligence for precision agriculture

2018-2021

DIVA

Boosting innovative DIgitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment

2018-2021

FDControlo

Importância dos hospedeiros alternativos (plantas, insetos, vitis abandonada) na dispersão da doença da flavescência dourada (FD) da vinhda e das populações de scapholdeus titanus nas sub-regiões vitivinículas do Cávado e do Lima

2018-2022

DroneTool

Service to develop a prototype of a drone end-effector for leaf harvesting

2017-2019

GOTECFOR

Tecnologia para a mobilização e aproveitamento de Biomassa Florestal na agroindústria

2018-2020

AgRoBoFood

Business-Oriented Support to the European Robotics and Agri-food Sector, towards a network of Digital Innovation Hubs in Robotics

2019-2023

DEMETER

Building an Interoperable, Data-Driven, Innovative and Sustainable European Agri-Food Sector

2019-2023

Smart-Fertilizers

Espalhadores e Cisternas inteligentes

2019-2022

PIVOTBOT

Pivot robotizado para realização de operações agrícolas

2019-2021

Agrobit

Mowing Robot

2020-2021

PRySM

PRecision Sprayer Ground Robot

2020-2022

NOVATERRA

INTEGRATED NOVEL STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING THE USE AND IMPACT OF PESTICIDES, TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MEDITERRANEAN VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES

2020-2024

Replant

Implantação de estratégias colaborativas para a gestão integrada da floresta e do fogo

2020-2023

SMARTFARM40

Soluções inteligentes para uma agricultura sustentável, preditiva e autónoma

2020-2023

INCAFO

Identificação de Castas através da folha

2020-2023

SCORPION

Cost effective robots for smart precision spraying

2021-2023

ROBOCARE

Plataformas Robóticas para Culturas Protegidas de Precisão Inteligentes

2020-2022

SMARTCUT

Diagnóstico e Manutenção Remota e Simuladores para Formação de operação e manutenção de Máquinas Florestais

2020-2023

InOlive

Sistema de monitorização inteligente para prevenção de pragas e doenças no olival

2021-2023

SMARTDRYING

Sistema Inteligente para Secagem de Lamas de ETAR em Estufa

2021-2023

SPIN

Solução de Pulverização de Precisão Inteligente

2021-2023

Team
Prototypes

Prototypes developed at Laboratory of Robotics for Agriculture and Forestry

Agrob V14

AgIoT

Agrob V16

AgrobV18

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