Universität Bonn

INRES Crop Science

18. October 2016

Excellence Cluster - Phenorob Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production

One of the greatest challenges for humanity is to produce sufficient food, feed, fiber, and fuel for an ever-growing world population while simultaneously reducing the environmental footprint of agricultural production. Achieving sustainable crop production with limited resources is, thus, an enormous task of global relevance.

Our main hypothesis is that a major shift toward sustainable crop production can be achieved via two approaches: (1) multi-scale monitoring of plants and their environment using autonomous robots with automated and individualized intervention and big data analytics combined with machine learning to improve our understanding of the relation between input and output parameters of crop production, and (2) assessing, modeling, and optimizing the implications of the developed technical innovations in a systemic manner.

Website: Phenorob.de

Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss, Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann

PI: Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert, Dr. Thomas Gaiser

Project Duration:


Cooperation Partners:
University of Bonn, IGG
Other partners;
University Bonn: Institute of Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
Institute of Computer Science III and VI (CS)
Institute of Crop Science and Resources Conservation
FZ Jülich

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