Integration I: Robotic sensors and low-level controllers

During the 1st Scorpion Integration we have tested a GNSS receiver from DEIMOS, that is fully compatible with Galileo Signals (#EU #Space #EUSPA #Galileo). This receiver will enable to develop reliable and more safety agricultural robots. Like those being developed at SCORPION project.

This is a joint project between #INESCTEC #DEIMOS #TEYME #EURECAT #STEMS #CERVIM #INNOVI #SPI #WUR #IPN

In a continuous integration process throughout the project duration, AGROB platform is expected to be upgraded with the integration of a diesel power motor generator and mechanical interfaces (integrations I, II and III), followed by the integration of sprayers and a navigation and safety systems into AGROB V20.

INESC TEC is the coordinator and task leader for the first integration, which took place during M11 (November, 2021) in Quinta do Seixo, Portugal.

For more information on future integrations, visit the ‘Integration Days’ tab on our website.

Application to the IF Prize

SCORPION´s team has applied for the IF prize with the Weta – Agro Robot / Autonomous Platform for Agriculture and Forestry. Weta is an autonomous all-terrain platform, a universal vehicle prepared to be loaded with special tools and packs for autonomous surveillance, inspection, pulverization, pruning, land clearing, and harvesting. The date of launch is 2022.

For more information click here.

SCORPION team at the European Event | Agriculture 4.0 – Driving Sustainability for the European Wine Sector

SCORPION coordinator Dr Filipe Santos from INESCTEC will be presenting at the virtual conference “Agriculture 4.0 – Driving Sustainability for the European Wine Sector” on June the 16th during the case studies ‘session “New perspectives about digital innovations on mechanization and robotics “.

The European event Agriculture 4.0 – Driving Sustainability for the European Wine Sector, organized by ADVID – through CoLAB VINES&WINES, and under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be held online on the 16th of June 2021.

Please click here to access the program.

For registration, please send an email to formacao@advid.pt

This event will have simultaneous interpretation in Portuguese and English.

European project SCORPION featured on several Portuguese newspapers

The launch of Scorpion Project was featured on several online newspapers. Researchers from the Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), in Porto, have announced the launching of the European project SCORPION that aims to develop autonomous robots to spray mountain vineyards “without wasting chemicals”. In addition to INESC TEC, the project has the collaboration of the Pedro Nunes Institute, Portuguese Society of Innovation (SPI), as well as institutions from Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. Access to full news articles below.

By Público: “Investigadores do Porto desenvolvem robôs para pulverizar vinhas de montanha
By Agriterra: “Investigadores desenvolvem robôs autónomos para pulverizar vinhas com maior precisão
By Agroportal: “Investigadores do Porto vão desenvolver robôs para pulverizar vinhas de montanha
By RTP: “Investigadores do Porto vão desenvolver robôs para pulverizar vinhas de montanha
By Porto Canal: “Investigadores do Porto vão desenvolver robôs para pulverizar vinhas de montanha
By Negócios “Douro testa robô “escorpião” para pulverizar vinhas
By Jornal de Notícias: “Investigadores do Porto vão desenvolver robôs para pulverizar vinhas de montanha

Scorpion coordinator in an interview to Antena 1

Scorpion coordinator Filipe Neves dos Santos from INESC TEC has given an interview to Antena 1 – Portugal em direto about the development of robots to spray mountain vineyards. Listen to the full interview here.