Current projects

DePie Robot

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Name: VINESCOUT                  Overall Costs: 2,129,456 €

Grant Number: 737669          Funding Agency: European Comission

H2020-FTI Pilot – 2016 (Innovation Action)

Objective: Reach the commercial stage in 3 years for a scouting robot specialized in vineyard mapping.

ARL Role: Project coordination and management, software integration, robot behaviors, user-robot interaction, and autonomous mapping.

Partners: 5 partners (3 SME and 2 RTD organizations) from France, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Spain.

Go to VineScout webpage → VS logo


Name: CITRUSREC                                                  Total budget: 139 000 €

Identifier: RTA 2014 - 00025 - C05 - 01

Objective: Application of New Technologies to citrus harvesting

ARL contribution. Design and implementation of yield/quality mapping engine in a human-assisted harvesting platform.

Funding Agency: INIA (National Institute for Agricultural Research)

Go to CitrusRec webpage


Past projects



1st & 2nd PROTOTYPES for VineRobot

Name: VINEROBOT          Total budget: 2M €

Identifier: 610953.      Funding Agency: European Comission

FP7-ICT-2013-10 Robotics use cases & Accompanying measures)

Objective: Design, development and deployment of a novel use-case agricultural robot as an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipped with several non-invasive sensing technologies

ARL contribution: Automatic Navigation strategy. Anthocyanin sensor improvement. Mapping system, sensor data management and display.

Partners: 8 partners (5 SME and 3 RTD organizations) from France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Go to VineRobot webpage →   Vinerobot logo-58

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 3D Perception for agricultural robotics

Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Science (CICYT - FEDER)
Date: January 2010 – December 2010
Principal Investigator: Francisco Rovira-Más;     
Approximate budget: 24,000 €
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Autonomous guidance of agricultural vehicles with stereovision: navigation maps generation and control strategy
Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Science (CICYT - FEDER)
Date: October 2006 – September 2009
Principal Investigator: Francisco Rovira-Más;     
Approximate budget: 50,000 €