In modern greenhouses there is a high demand to automate labour. The availability of a skilled workforce that accepts repetitive tasks in the harsh climate conditions of a greenhouse is decreasing rapidly. SWEEPER used the technology developed in the recently finished CROPS project to develop, test and validate a robotic harvesting solution for sweet pepper under real-world conditions.
SWEEPER involved 6 partners from 4 different countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Israel) and was coordinated by Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands.
UMU contributed with research on motion planning, visual servoing, and object detection, and also developed the overall software framework for the robot.