Robotization and automation
Since 2014, we have utilized autonomous robots for increased efficiency in measuring campaigns in our field trials, related to several projects. This has been obtained by mounting multiple sensors on the robot platform, and utilizing RTK-GNSS based navigation for repeated measuring routines. In addition, we develop and adapt solutions for the automation of work-demanding manual farming tasks, in particular within the horticultural sector. In the past we have developed a prototype for robotized harvesting of snap-sugar-peas, and are now working on a harvester for raspberries. An area under expansion is the use of larger, more tractor-like robots for field operations with reduced soil compaction.