The consortium is composed of 4 academic partners (Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Université libre de Bruxelles, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Universität Trier) and 2 industrial partners (Ferrero Trading Lux S.A., Sigma Consulting).
UNIROMA - The unit specializes in control theory, robotics, and big data. The unit will develop the navigation, sensing and actuation of the ground robots. The unit will also focus on the design of allocation and sequencing algorithms for the planning of the farming operations, and on the design and implementation of an environment for data management.
Team: Prof. A. Gasparri (PI), Prof. R. Torlone, Prof. G. Ulivi, Prof. S. Panzieri, Ir. R. Carpio.
FERRERO - The unit is a research team of the group FERRERO specialized in agronomy and remote sensing applied to hazelnut plantations. The team will define the requirements for the robotized management of the hazelnut orchard. The group will contribute to the and will provide constant feedback on the real-world effectiveness of the results of the project.
Team: Dr. L. Giustarini (local coordinator), D. Galli.
ULB - This unit is specialized in control theory and its applications to robotics and UAVs. The unit will develop the aerial platform and the associated mission planners. It will collaborate to the planning of the farming operations and will develop the fault detection module for the early detection of sensors’ mulfunction. This unit leads the dissemination of the project.Team: Pr. E. Garone (local coordinator) , Pr. M. Kinnaert, Ir. Laurent Catoire, Ir. N. Bono Rossello’.
UNITUS This unit is specialized in all the agronomic aspects concerning hazelnut orchard management. The unit will lead all the activities concerning the Agronomic Decision Making and will give constant feedback to the engineering partners of the project on the relevance of the collected data and of the performed farming operations.
Team: Pr. V. Cristofori (local coordinator), Dr. Stefano Speranza
TRIER - This unit focuses on hyper- and multispectral remote sensing (reflective and thermal data), precision agriculture, precision forestry, and land degradation research using airborne and spaceborne remote sensors and LiDAR, spectroscopy, and (geo)statistics. The unit is responsible of all the remote sensing activities of the project and will collaborate with the other units to determine measure of quality of the collected informations.
Team: Pr. T. Udelhoven (local coordinator), Pr. R. Retzlaff, Ir. S. Lamprecht.
SIGMA Sigma consulting has a long-standing experience in the design and development of high-reliability electronic and software systems . SIGMA will lead the Integration, Testing, and Validation of the SCADA system and will oversee the design and development of the communication infrastructure and the central unit of the PANtHEOn SCADA system,
Team: Ir. E. Graziani, Ir. M. Pecchia.