Projects

The robotics group at NMBU is involved in a number of research projects, mainly within agriculture and food production. Some of the projects we currently participate in are listed below.

Research

GrassRobotics - A novel adaptation strategy for forage production under wet growing conditions - robotization and high quality forages
The GrassRobotics project aims to develop a sustainable forage harvesting system, using a lightweight robot with cutting and collection tools combined with novel seed mixtures suited for frequent harvests.
Duration
: 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2021

MeaTable - Robotised cells to obtain efficient meat production for the Norwegian meat industry
The MeaTable project will develop a novel robotic cell for use in abattoirs for assisting with the primary cutting of carcasses. The main objective of the project is to reduce the work load and strain on human workers.
Duration
: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021

Vision-based control with applications to robotic systems
This is a collaborative project between NMBU and PUC-Rio, where the main objective is to develop a completely new class in visual servoing. In collaboration with industry partners, student workshops are organized in Norway and Brazil twice per year.
Duration: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020

vPheno - Reliable and efficient high-throughput phenotyping to accelerate genetic gains in Norwegian plant breeding
This project aims to increase the accuracy of the selection of new plant varieties by developing and testing new technology in image analysis and genomic selection. Drones and robots equipped with multi-spectral cameras are used for data collection in the field.
Duration:
2017-2021

Future Farm – Morgendagens digitale løsninger for bonden
By using technology such as IOT, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mobile devices, the Future Farm project aims to increase animal welfare and reduce the environmental footprint of dairy farming.
Duration
: 2018-2021

iProcess - Innovative and Flexible Food Processing Technology in Norway
The main objective of iProcess is to develop novel concepts and methods for flexible and sustainable food processing in Norway, in order to enable increased raw material utilization for food products and increase profitability.
Duration
: 2015-2019

Erasmus+ Smart Farming
A collaboration between seven European universities of life sciences, the Smart Farming project aims to develop comprehensive educational programs and tools to address the current demand and anticipate the future needs of the agricultural industry in Europe.
Duration: 2017-2020

Published 11. February 2019 - 20:43 - Updated 29. March 2019 - 15:44