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

Paris, France and Madrid, Spain – April eight, 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 services suppliers to create and deploy multi-robotic devicesfor the agri-foodstuff business to aid farmers in their everyday work. Inside the framework of the Horizon 2020 plan, the undertaking will create an modern system to aid the use of robotics by a few huge-scale pilots throughout Europe.

The adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector has improved in modern many years, unleashing a new paradigm: “agriculture 4.” the place robotics, AI and automation participate in a fundamental job in crop management and precision agriculture[1] by addressing real-time determination generating and monitoring needs. On the other hand, latest robotic devices are missing overall flexibility as they are developed to have out extremely particular missions and are not equipped to deal with other duties nor cooperate with other robotic technologies, top to a deficiency of ROI for farmers.

The FlexiGroBots undertaking will operate more than 36 months with the goal of producing and validating an open system which supports the creation of versatile and heterogeneous multi-robotic devices that enable multi-robotic cooperation and autonomy. Robots include UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) and UGVs (unmanned floor automobiles).

Inside FlexiGroBots, the Atos investigation and innovation team acts as the undertaking coordinator, guaranteeing the execution of the planned activities and the total monitoring and supervision of the undertaking. Atos will help present the architecture and prerequisite investigation, lead the reference architecture and synchronize the a few pilots. It acts as a complex leader and key contributor in the advancement of robotic mission regulate middle abilities for the structure, scheduling and supervision of heterogeneous multi-robotic functions, which include robotic services enabled by Laptop Eyesight strategies and in geospatial info investigation. As a member of the Worldwide Data Place Association (IDSA), Atos also operates on the advancement of info space enablers for the info management of an industrial info space personalized to the agricultural context, allowing secure info exchange throughout different stakeholders within just the agri-foodstuff sector.

This undertaking matches flawlessly with Atos’ aim to lead to the digitization of European industries, which include agriculture, by the advancement of modern programs and services centered on AI, info and reliable robotics”, reviews Daniel Calvo Alonso, Head of the ‘AI, Data and Robotics’ Unit in the Atos Research and Innovation department and coordinator of the FlexiGroBots undertaking.

The FlexiGroBots system will be validated in a few real pilot projects:

  • Vineyards (Spain): Display the substantial capability and versatility of robots to perform diverse duties in vineyards, contributing to the high quality of grapes for wine creation and to total financial profitability.
  • Rapeseed fields (Finland): Display time-vital pest management and robotization of large equipment fleets in grassland management.
  • Blueberries fields (Serbia and Lithuania): Display the potential of modern robotic answers – with advanced distant sensing strategies, deep discovering and determination aid – to increase blueberries.

Funded by the European Fee with seven million euros, FlexiGroBots brings with each other a multidisciplinary consortium created up of sixteen diverse companies and businesses from eight diverse international locations. For far more info, take a look at


[1] Precision agriculture is a farming management notion centered on observing, measuring, and responding to inter and intra-subject variability in crops.


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