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

Truman Slate

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

Atos nowadays announces that it is coordinating and actively contributing to the European undertaking “FlexiGroBots”. This initiative aims to empower robotic-makers, engineers and service vendors to develop and deploy multi-robotic programsfor the agri-food stuff industry to guidance farmers in their day by day work. Inside the framework of the Horizon 2020 system, the undertaking will produce an impressive platform to facilitate the use of robotics by way of 3 substantial-scale pilots across Europe.

The adoption of new systems in the agricultural sector has increased in new several years, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture 4.” where by robotics, AI and automation enjoy a essential role in crop management and precision agriculture[one] by addressing authentic-time choice creating and checking wants. However, existing robotic programs are lacking flexibility as they are constructed to have out incredibly certain missions and are not capable to take care of other tasks nor cooperate with other robotic systems, primary to a absence of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots undertaking will operate about 36 months with the intention of producing and validating an open platform which supports the generation of adaptable and heterogeneous multi-robotic programs that enable multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots contain UAVs (unmanned aerial cars) and UGVs (unmanned floor cars).

Inside FlexiGroBots, the Atos analysis and innovation team functions as the undertaking coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the planned things to do and the total checking and supervision of the undertaking. Atos will support provide the architecture and prerequisite assessment, lead the reference architecture and synchronize the 3 pilots. It functions as a technological chief and key contributor in the development of robotic mission control center abilities for the style and design, arranging and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic functions, together with robotic companies enabled by Computer system Vision tactics and in geospatial details assessment. As a member of the Worldwide Data Room Affiliation (IDSA), Atos also works on the development of details place enablers for the details management of an industrial details place customized to the agricultural context, allowing for protected details trade across several stakeholders within the agri-food stuff sector.

This undertaking fits properly with Atos’ objective to contribute to the digitization of European industries, together with agriculture, by way of the development of impressive apps and companies centered on AI, details and trusted robotics”, comments Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Data and Robotics’ Device in the Atos Study and Innovation office and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots undertaking.

The FlexiGroBots platform will be validated in 3 authentic pilot projects:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Show the higher capacity and versatility of robots to complete diverse tasks in vineyards, contributing to the top quality of grapes for wine generation and to total economic profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Show time-significant pest management and robotization of significant machinery fleets in grassland management.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Show the opportunity of impressive robotic options – with innovative remote sensing tactics, deep studying and choice guidance – to mature blueberries.

Funded by the European Commission with 7 million euros, FlexiGroBots provides together a multidisciplinary consortium manufactured up of 16 diverse corporations and companies from 8 diverse nations. For additional info, go to


[one] Precision agriculture is a farming management strategy centered on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-area variability in crops.


About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in digital transformation with one zero five,000 staff and yearly profits of about € eleven billion. European range 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and higher general performance computing, the Team gives customized finish-to-finish options for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and merchandise, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates under the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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