Maintaining international partnerships with universities and research institutes in over 90 countries of the world
Global food security, adaptation of agricultural production systems especially to climate change and water availability, and the utilization of genomic diversity in agricultural production belong to the key research aspects of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The Institute of Agricultural Engineering has a long-standing record in research for machinery and technical systems in agricultural production also in different climate zones. The section Technology in Crop Production completed and conducted research projects by using sensing, automation, robotic, and information technology as well as technology adapted to local resources and requirements to improve production systems in terms of efficiency, quality, and sustainability. By integrating the latest technologies into Precision Farming concepts, new possibilities are generated for the management of crop production.
UHOH is bringing into ROBS4CROPS valuable expertise on existing standards such as ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) and integrating many of their functionalities into vehicle communication. The main challenge is to ensure proper interoperability at several hardware and software layers between smart unsupervised machinery as well as the autonomous vehicles and farming controller. The role of UHOH is to guide the process of making implements smart and unsupervised within the boundaries of the specifications of ROBS4CROPS.
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.