During the weekend of October 7 to 9th, 2022, the CANOPIES partners - universities UNIROMA1, UNIROMA3, and UNICLAM with the collaboration of PALEBLUE - have organized a dissemination event at the Maker Faire (https://makerfairerome.eu/en/) in Rome.
Organization of the half-day hybrid workshop "Human-robot collaboration: needs, challenges and directions in different application domains" at the "Italian Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Machines" (https://i-rim.it/it/conferenza-i-rim-2022/) which was held in Rome on October 7, 2022. The workshop was organized by Martina Lippi (UNIROMA3) and Alessandro Marino (UNICLAM). CANOPIES project was presented by the organizers as an illustrative example of human -robot collaboration.
European Researchers' Night at Roma Tre University. September 30th, 2022. Presentation by Martina Lippi about the role of robotics in precision agriculture and the vision of CANOPIES project.
October 2nd, 2022.
A new article in "Agronews Castilla y Leon" magazine about the development of robotic technology for table grape' harvesting and pruning.
The full article could be seen here: https://www.agronewscastillayleon.com/desarrollan-robots-cooperativos-para-recolectar-uva-de-mesa
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya published a press article about CANOPIES project "Investigadors de l'@IRI_robotics i de la @umadeabupc treballen amb centres de recerca i empreses europees en desenvolupar robots que col·laborin en la recol·lecció i poda de les vinyes del raïm de taula".
The full article could be seen here:
Our partner, Professor Dimos Dimarogonas from KTH presented the key note " Multi-robot coordination under spatiotemporal constraints" at the industrial event "WASP Industry Days 2022 Sept. 20-22"
Agri-food projects to introduce robotics into unstructured production environments
Our partner PAL Robotics collaborates in projects such as Canopies in the Agri-Food sector. The goal of this project is to create a Human-Robot prototype in Agri-Food that addresses the challenges of Human-Robot Interaction and collaboration in an unstructured, highly-dynamic outdoor environment of vineyards for pruning tasks.
Our Partner, PAL Robotics participated in the 13th edition of the European Robotics Forum (ERF), as platinum sponsors, from 28-30 June in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
CANOPIES project - a novel collaborative human-robot paradigm addressing the challenges of Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Robot Collaboration in crop farming (Agri-Food Area) - and Tiago ++ robot, were introduced to ERF participants.
International conference IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation. June 2022.
AUTOMATICA FAIR. Munich, Germany. June 2022. Our partner PAL Robotics presented CANOPIES project at the PAL Robotics´s booth. Coordination: Jordi Pages from PAL Robotics.
4th Workshop on Long-Term Human Motion Prediction. May 23, 2022. Presentation: Predicting Human Motion for Human-Robot Interaction & Collaboration. Alberto Sanfeliu from IRI-UPC.
Presentation LAVORARE INSIEME AD UN ROBOT at the Cassino’s municipality. 2° Appuntamento LE UNICITTÀ | CASSINO. Alessandro Marino, Prof. Antonelli and Dr Di Lillo, organized a dissemination event about robotics for the general public at the headquarters of the municipality of Cassino. The event was held on 16.05.2022 and in this occasion Canopies project and the main challenges related to human-robot-interaction and robotics in Precision Agriculture were disseminated.
Organization of the workshop: Robotics, Agriculture & Food Industry in Food 4 Future, Bilbao, Spain. 17-19/05/2022. Partner PAL Robotics. Organization: Sarah Terreri
PhD life event at Roma 3 University. March 2022. Presentation by Andrea Gasparri about Precision agriculture and CANOPIES project.
Thirty-fifth Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. NeurIPS. December 2021. . Presentation: “DLO@Scale: A Large-scale Meta Dataset for Learning Non-rigid Object Pushing Dynamics”, by one of the authors R. Gieselmann, A. Longhini, A. Reichlin, D. Kragic, F. T. Pokorny.
Our partner Pal Robotics has participated with a booth at the fair Metal Madrid, 2021 - 17-18th November. Coordination: Sofia Battilana Pages
Researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI) and the Agricultural Machinery Unity (UMA) of the UPC are working on the European project CANOPIES,whose aim is to explore a new paradigm of collaboration between people and robots in the context of precision agriculture for permanent crops. The focus is the operation of harvesting and pruning dessert grape vines. Press release: https://cit.upc.edu/en/portfolio-item/canopies/
Our partner Danish Technological Institute has participated at the Robotbrag fair introducing CANOPIES project. September 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zR6ACMSG8M
European’s Researcher Night at Roma Tre University (20/09/2021) and at Università degli Studi della Tuscia (23/09/2021). Presentations by Martina Lippi.
Project CANOPIES involves developing a novel collaborative human-robot paradigm in the field of precision agriculture for permanent crops. Here, farmworkers work together with teams of robots to perform harvesting or pruning in table-grape vineyards. In the project prototype, TIAGo++’s upper body will be used together with an adapted robotic base, and with additional sensors in each robot arm. We will also adapt the end-effectors for this project, to be ready for harvesting and pruning tasks.
Presentation at the International conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual reality and Computer graphics 2021
International conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual reality and Computer graphics. September 2021. . Presentation: “A Preliminary Study on Virtual Reality Tools in Human-Robot Interaction” by one of the authors S. Kaszuba, F. Leotta, D.
30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN). August 2021. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9515362). Presentation: “A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Formulation for Human-Multi-Robot Task Allocation”, by one of the authors M. Lippi, A. Marino.
30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN). August 2021. . Presentation: “Attention deep learning based model for predicting the 3D Human Body Pose using the Robot Human Handover Phases”, by one of the authors J. Laplaza, A. Pumarola, F. Moreno-Noguer and A.
IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. August 2021 . Presentation: “A ROS Package for Human-In-the-Loop Planning and Control under Linear Temporal Logic Tasks”, by one of the authors R. Baran, X. Tan, P. Varnai, P. Yu, S. Ahlberg, M. Guo, W. S. Cortez and Dimos V.
Organization of the workshop: "Developments in HRI to advance humanoid robots" in Humanoids 2021 – 19th of July, organized by Francesco Ferro, from PAL Robotics.
Workshop organization: Control, Robotics, Sensing and Artificial Intelligence for Precision Agriculture. 29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED). June, 2021. http://med2021.poliba.it/wordpress/.
29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED). June 2021. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9480187). Presentation: A Control Barrier Function Approach to Human-multi-robot Safe Interaction”, by one of the authors M. Lippi, A.
Organization of the workshop: Food Four Future. 15-17th of June, 2021. Coordination: Sofia Battilana Pages from PAL Robotics
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). May 2021. . Presentation: “A Data-Driven Approach for Contact Detection, Classification and Reaction in Physical Human-Robot Collaboration” by one of the authors M. Lippi, G. Gillini, A. Marino, F.
Organization of the Workshop: Emerging paradigms for robotic manipulation: from the lab to the productive world. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). May 2021. Organizers: Virginia Ruiz Garate, Maria Pozzi, Maximo Roa from PAL Robotics. Presentation title: "Robotics' manipulation: perspective and approach from industry".
Webinar "Human resources, digitization and robotization in horticulture in Almería" in Almería Smart Agri Hub, 7th of April 2021, organized by Alessandro Di Fava, PAL Robotics
Here it is our "first of the four" mobile platforms that will be customized within the CANOPIES project. Briefly, this crawler will be adapted both for transportation of boxes of harvested grapes (logistics robots) and will be equipped with dual arm torso for the execution of agronomic tasks such as harvesting or pruning (farming robots). Stay tuned for the first release of the customization to be validated on the field!
The project coordinator, professor Andrea Gasparri from UNIROMA3, presents “Ambition, approach and impact of Canopies project” for the participants of the European Robotics Forum 2021 into the Workshop: New Horizon projects.
Master course in Precision Agriculture organized by Università della Tuscia. February 19th, 2021: Lecture by Andrea Gasparri (half day) during the lecture dealt with ground robotic platforms for Precision Agriculture. http://www.unitus.it/it/dipartimento/dafne/master4/articolo/agricoltura-di-precisione