The goal of this project is to develop a Human-Robot prototype in crop farming (Agri-Food) that addresses the challenges of Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Robot Collaboration.
An integrated system composed of farming robots and logistics robots operating within a table grape vineyard on both harvesting and pruning, will be used to demonstrate the project approach.
The challenge here is that using robotics for harvesting and pruning requires development of complex processes of perception, communication, shared planning in agreement, prediction of human intentions, interaction and action.
CANOPIES will be the first attempt to introduce a collaborative prototype in precision agriculture for permanent crops, with the aim that farm workers can work together with teams of robots to perform harvesting or pruning in table-grape vineyards.
PAL Robotics will manufacture the upper-body dual arm agronomic system and the agronomic end-effectors for the CANOPIES robotic prototype starting from our TIAGo++ robot platform.