Research 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.


Projects we coordinate:

SHAPE - Strawberry Harvester for Polytunnels and Open Fields
The SHAPE project will develop a fully autonomous harvester for strawberry production in polytunnels and open fields.
Duration: 1 June 2020 to 31 December 2023

RoBUTCHER - A Robust, Flexible and Scalable Robotics Platform
The EU-funded RoBUTCHER project aims to develop an autonomous Meat Factory Cell (MFC).
Duration: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022

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.
n: 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. .
Duration: 1 April 2018 to 30 November 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. .
Duration: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020

Projects we participate in:

SFI - Digital Food Quality (Research centre)
DigiFoods will develop smart sensors for food quality assessment directly in the processing lines.
Duration: 2020 - 2028

GentleMAN - Gentle and Advanced Robotic Manipulation of 3D Compliant Objects
The GentleMAN project will result in a novel robot control and learning framework enabling real-world manipulation of 3D compliant objects.
Duration: 2019 - 2023

FeedCarrier - Autonomous, robust, and flexible feed delivery robot
The FeedCarrier project will develop a ground-breaking autonomous feeding robot that does not need rails or other infrastructure and can be flexibly employed in various environments. .
Duration: 2019-2022

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.
Duration: 2017-2021

Future Farm – Morgendagens digitale løsninger for bonden
The Future Farm project aims to increase animal welfare and reduce the environmental footprint of dairy farming.
Duration: 2018-2021

Erasmus+ Smart Farming
The Smart Farming project aims to develop comprehensive educational programs and tools within precision agriculture.
Duration: 2017-2020

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.
Duration: 2015-2020


Previous projects

Robotic Strawberry Harvester - Testing, validation and go-to-market

A robotised strawberry harvester developed by the robotics group at NMBU will be tested, developed and prepared for market
Duration: 1 January 2019 - 30 April 2020

Published 11. February 2019 - 20:43 - Updated 29. October 2020 - 13:08