AGR-o-RAMA: Precision Agriculture with Autonomous Robots for Active Monitoring

The AGR-o-RAMA project proposes the development of autonomous drone swarms to monitor large agricultural fields. Active monitoring strategies will be developed exploiting online planning and collaboration among the drones. Active monitoring requires that every drone can decide where to move and what to observe, on the basis of an estimation of the relevance of the observed areas. This allows to obtain data at high resolution only in the area where this is actually needed, while less relevant areas can be observed with lower accuracy. Additionally, the possibility to observe the same point of interest from multiple perspectives allows a tridimensional reconstruction. The goal is to provide a map of the field at multiple resolution and in 3D, where the elements of interest can be suitably labelled, for example by differentiating between normal and pathological conditions. The developed techniques will be adapted to a specific case study relevant for the Lazio region: vineyards.

Project Funding: 
Funding Source: 
POR FESR 2014-2020 Lazio
Project Timeframe: 
01 Jun 2021 to 31 May 2023

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Partners
Partners: 

Università Roma TreSapienza Università di Roma 

Project Status: 
Ongoing
Project ID: 
A0375-2020-36753