Drone Swarms for Precision Agriculture

CSEE AI & Robotics Seminar

  • Fri 18 Oct 19

    11:00 - 12:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Vito Trianni

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of

  • Contact details

    Dr Dimitri Ognibene

Join us as Dr Vito Trianni from the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies talks us through his groundbreaking work on controlling vast groups of diverse robots to achieve complex tasks.

Precision agriculture represents a very promising domain for swarm robotics, as it deals with expansive fields and tasks that can be parallelised and executed with a collaborative approach. Weed monitoring and mapping is one such problem, and solutions have been proposed that exploit swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

In this talk, Dr Trianni will present the work performed towards the deployment of UAV swarms in the field. He will present the implementation of collective behaviours for weed monitoring and mapping, starting from parallel field coverage, moving to collaborative mapping of weeds, and finally discussing strategies for the self-organised deployment of UAVs into the field to implement non-uniform coverage strategies.

This advance in technology allows us to change the way we think about farming and you can see it in action to get a better idea of how beneficial these changes can be.

Drone Swarms for Precision Agriculture


Dr Vito Trianni is a permanent researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR).

His research mainly involves swarm intelligence and swarm robotics studies, with particular emphasis on the design and analysis of complex self-organising systems and distributed cognitive processes.

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