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.