Fleets of robots for environmentally-safe pest control in agriculture

González de Santos, Pablo and Ribeiro Seijas, Ángela and Fernández Quintanilla, Cesar and López Granados, Francisca and Brandstoetter, Michael and Tomic, Slobodanka and Pedrazzi, Stefania and Peruzzi, Andrea and Pajares, Gonzalo and Kaplanis, George and Pérez Ruiz, Manuel and Valero Ubierna, Constantino and Cerro Giner, Jaime del and Vieri, Marco and Rabatel, Gilles and Debilde, Benoit (2016). Fleets of robots for environmentally-safe pest control in agriculture. "Precision Agriculture" ; pp. 1-41. ISSN 1573-1618. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-016-9476-3.


Title: Fleets of robots for environmentally-safe pest control in agriculture
  • González de Santos, Pablo
  • Ribeiro Seijas, Ángela
  • Fernández Quintanilla, Cesar
  • López Granados, Francisca
  • Brandstoetter, Michael
  • Tomic, Slobodanka
  • Pedrazzi, Stefania
  • Peruzzi, Andrea
  • Pajares, Gonzalo
  • Kaplanis, George
  • Pérez Ruiz, Manuel
  • Valero Ubierna, Constantino
  • Cerro Giner, Jaime del
  • Vieri, Marco
  • Rabatel, Gilles
  • Debilde, Benoit
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Precision Agriculture
Date: 20 October 2016
ISSN: 1573-1618
Freetext Keywords: Pest control, Agricultural robots, Autonomous robots, Fleets of robots, Multi-robot systems
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
UPM's Research Group: Robótica y Cibernética RobCib Técnicas Avanzadas en Agroalimentación LPF-TAGRALIA
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Feeding the growing global population requires an annual increase in food production. This requirement suggests an increase in the use of pesticides, which represents an unsustainable chemical load for the environment. To reduce pesticide input and preserve the environment while maintaining the necessary level of food production, the efficiency of relevant processes must be drastically improved. Within this context, this research strived to design, develop, test and assess a new generation of automatic and robotic systems for effective weed and pest control aimed at diminishing the use of agricultural chemical inputs, increasing crop quality and improving the health and safety of production operators. To achieve this overall objective, a fleet of heterogeneous ground and aerial robots was developed and equipped with innovative sensors, enhanced end-effectors and improved decision control algorithms to cover a large variety of agricultural situations. This article describes the scientific and technical objectives, challenges and outcomes achieved in three common crops.

Funding Projects

FP7245986RHEAPablo Gonzalez de SantosRobot Fleets for Highly Effective Agriculture and Forestry Management

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Item ID: 43791
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/43791/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43791
DOI: 10.1007/s11119-016-9476-3
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11119-016-9476-3
Deposited by: Profesor Constantino Valero Ubierna
Deposited on: 28 Oct 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 17:24
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