Actively contributing to the Greek and European primary sector development by conducting basic and applied research
The University is situated in a green campus that straddles close to the Acropolis, at the heart of the ancient Olive Grove. The Smart Farming Technology Group (SFTGroup) has experience in the application of new technologies in agriculture, including agricultural robotics, artificial intelligence, digital platform and precision agriculture application. The group coordinates the H2020 OPTIMA Project (2018-2022) and has participated in several H2020 projects, such as DiTECT, IPMWorks, AgriCapture, Ploutos, BigDataGrapes, SHERPA, POLIRURAL, Innoseta, EURAKNOS, IoF2020, APOLLO. It has coordinated the H2020 Smart-AKIS (2016-2018) and GATES project (2017-2019). It is also responsible to deploy smart farming activities at the Smart Rural Village Network (2020-2025).
University of Athens is responsible for establishing, monitoring and evaluating the large-scale pilots, as well as for robotic spraying application throughout the project.
Robs4Crops consortium is a diverse and dynamic network of partners, representing key players in pure robotic science and engineering, agricultural robotics industry, agricultural and social sciences, real-world farming, and sustainability-driven innovation practices and collaborative business models.