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Project

Title
Automatisierte, herbizidfreie Unkrautregulierung in gesäten Gemüsekulturen - Sensorik, Bilddatenbank und Aktorik
Acronym
JaetRobi
Start
15.12.2022
End
14.12.2025
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Partner
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Dresden
HYDRIVE Engineering GmbH
nAIture GmbH & Co. KG
Technische Werkstätten Langengrassau GmbH
Farngut ldw. Bwetrieb

Project team ATB
Allocated to research program
Summary
JaetRobi aims to enable herbicide-free, automated weed control in direct-seeded vegetable crops: for individual horticultural businesses, with practical equipment. In the JaetRobi project, solutions are to be found for critical points in existing technology. The goals are a) to make weed detection more universal and more widely applicable through the application of new transfer learning systems and the development of an open-source image database for training new scenarios, and b) to improve the stability and area performance of the tools for weed removal through optimisation of design and control. Sensor and actuator components are connected to form a functional working unit by mounting them on a common carrier vehicle via a central control system. Within the framework of the project, the technology will be tested under a wide variety of site conditions and diverse applications in vegetable cultivation, and image material will be collected for the open-source image database. At the end of the 3-year project, a functional demonstrator for automatic weed control in sown vegetable crops should be available.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL)
Funding agency
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
Grant agreement number
28DII01A21
Funding framework
Programm zur Innovationsförderung, hier Umsetzung der Strategie Digitalisierung in der Landwirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft