7 DEC 2016 – Steering committee in Nantes

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The steering committee took place near Nantes, at Terrena headquarter.

The meeting enabled participants to expose and share the progress on each work package : “detection system”, “removal system” and global design.

 

Furthermore, 2017 work schedule was updated. It planned in May 2017 the first field tests of the robot (navigation) and in July the integration of the different technological bricks: “weed detection”, “weed control”, security…

Participants at the meeting were (from left to right on the picture above):

Lazaros Nalpantidis, Tsampikos Kounalakis, Michal Malinowski, Frits van Evert, Roy Latch, Bertrand Pinel, Julian Cotard, Guillaume Robinet

 

 

 

 

15/17 NOV 2016 – French field data recording

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During two days, the University of Zurich used its “bicycle”to shoot 4 associated grass-lands (clover + ryegrass) near Ancenis (France, 44). Tests were realised on 3 Terrena adherents’ farms. 

Michal Malinowski and Leandro Chelini, two researchers of the University of Zurich, tested cameras and lidar acquisition with their prototype.

Then, images were sent to the University of Copenhagen to be analysed in order to improve the rumex-detection algorithm.