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New research project on robotics and artificial intelligence in meat processing

New research project on robotics and artificial intelligence in meat processing

An EU funded research project called RoBUTCHER is set to find new robotics and artificial intelligence solutions for the meat industry. The project started in January 2020 and is coordinated by NMBU.

Harvest of change: Using drones and robots to select new plant varieties

Harvest of change: Using drones and robots to select new plant varieties

Soon plant scientists at NMBU will be able to take a tour of the fields and discover what grew there a couple of years ago, without the need for a time machine or heavy footwear. The only tools needed are a pair of glasses and a computer.

Farm robot Thorvald can help improve crop yields

Farm robot Thorvald can help improve crop yields

Meet Thorvald: The helpful robot farmer who may become the strawberry farmer's best friend. Among Thorvald’s many talents is preventing mildew from damaging plants without the need for pesticides.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food learns about the Thorvald Platform

The Minister of Agriculture and Food learns about the Thorvald Platform

In Febrary 2016 The Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale asked if he could have a look at our systems for precision farming. We showed him our Thorvald robot, and even let him drive the robot, which he seemed to enjoy a lot! We all agreed that this is the future of farming.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway gets to know three of our robotics projects

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway gets to know three of our robotics projects

17. November 2015

We had the great pleasure to show three of our robotics projects that we have developed in cooperation with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to an official Norwegian delegation visiting Brazil. The delegation was introduced to three projects: the agricultural robot Thorvald; the offshore robot Doris; and a project for monitoring coral reefs using underwater robots.

Thorvald enters the field for the first time

Thorvald enters the field for the first time

21. May 2015

A big day for the Robotics and Control group at NMBU at our newly constructed agricultural robot Thorvald enters the field for the first time.