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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

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
006

Projects

BIOTECFOR

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

2017-2019

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.

2017-2019

ROMOVI

ROMOVI: Robô Modular e cooperativo para Vinhas de encosta

2017-2019

SmartFarming

Ferramenta avançada para operacionalização da agricultura de precisão

2016-2018

GOTECFOR

Tecnologia para a mobilização e aproveitamento de Biomassa Florestal na agroindústria

2017-2020

Prototypes

Prototypes developed at Laboratory of Robotics for Agriculture and Forestry

Agrob V14

AgIoT

Agrob V16

AgrobV18

Contacts