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

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

Atos today announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European task “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robotic-makers, engineers and service vendors to create and deploy multi-robotic systemsfor the agri-foods business to guidance farmers in their daily operate. Inside the framework of the Horizon 2020 system, the task will develop an modern system to facilitate the use of robotics by way of three significant-scale pilots throughout Europe.

The adoption of new systems in the agricultural sector has increased in latest yrs, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture 4.” where by robotics, AI and automation enjoy a fundamental part in crop administration and precision agriculture[1] by addressing authentic-time determination generating and checking desires. Nonetheless, latest robotic systems are lacking flexibility as they are created to carry out quite certain missions and are not able to cope with other jobs nor cooperate with other robotic systems, foremost to a lack of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots task will run above 36 months with the aim of creating and validating an open system which supports the development of adaptable and heterogeneous multi-robotic systems that empower multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots include things like UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) and UGVs (unmanned floor automobiles).

Inside FlexiGroBots, the Atos investigation and innovation team functions as the task coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the prepared actions and the overall checking and supervision of the task. Atos will aid give the architecture and necessity assessment, direct the reference architecture and synchronize the three pilots. It functions as a complex leader and major contributor in the development of robotic mission manage middle abilities for the style and design, organizing and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic functions, including robotic companies enabled by Laptop or computer Vision procedures and in geospatial info assessment. As a member of the International Information Area Association (IDSA), Atos also works on the development of info house enablers for the info administration of an industrial info house tailor-made to the agricultural context, allowing safe info trade throughout various stakeholders within the agri-foods sector.

This task suits correctly with Atos’ goal to add to the digitization of European industries, including agriculture, by way of the development of modern purposes and companies based mostly on AI, info and trustworthy robotics”, opinions Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Information and Robotics’ Device in the Atos Investigate and Innovation division and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots task.

The FlexiGroBots system will be validated in three authentic pilot assignments:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Display the superior ability and flexibility of robots to execute unique jobs in vineyards, contributing to the top quality of grapes for wine output and to overall economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Display time-important pest administration and robotization of major equipment fleets in grassland administration.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Display the probable of modern robotic methods – with innovative distant sensing procedures, deep discovering and determination guidance – to improve blueberries.

Funded by the European Commission with 7 million euros, FlexiGroBots provides with each other a multidisciplinary consortium made up of sixteen unique businesses and companies from 8 unique nations. For additional information and facts, check out


[1] Precision agriculture is a farming administration notion based mostly on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-industry variability in crops.


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