Project no. POIR.01.01.01-00-1230/19: „Intelligent robot with the requirements of precision agriculture”
Project Agreement no.: POIR.01.01.01-00-1230/19 00 (17.06.2020)
Project duration: 01.06.2020 – 31.12.2023
Acronym: POLSKI ROBOT
The Project “Intelligent robot with the requirements of precision agriculture” is being implemented within fast track for projects from less developed regions subactivity 1.1.1. “Industrial research and development works carried out by enterprises” of Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020.
Project value: PLN 15 830 142,87
Co-financing from the EU: PLN 12 068 727,27
In order to implement the project, a consortium has been established, consisting of:
- Unia Sp. z o.o. (Consortium Leader)
- Łukasiewicz Research Network — Poznań Institute of Technology (Consortium Partner)
- Łukasiewicz Research Network — Institute of Aviation (Consortium Partner)
The aim of the project is to develop, build and implement a Field Robot for sowing and maize care in wide-row cultivation.
It is a solution to the problems of the modern agriculture (excessive, harmful use of fertilizers and plant protection products (PPP), progressive lack of workers). The Field Robot in the proposed configuration will be intended for sowing, mechanical weeding and selective spraying. It’s equipped with a complex sensor system (generally optical), a data processing system available in a specially developed Crop Database and a precise system for controlling the implementation of agrotechnical processes supporting work in accordance with modern agrotechnical knowledge. Operation precision will limit in a wide range the fertilizer and PPP consumption. The Field Robot will meet the requirements of precision agriculture and will be part of the transfer of Agriculture 4.0.
Project integrates issues related to machine automation and automation of agricultural processes. The area of maize sowing in Poland (for grain and for fodder) has increased from 728 000 ha in 2010 to 1 154 000 ha in 2017 with ongoing growing imports of maize, which proves the need to develop the crop in Poland.
Result of the project:
The result of the project is the construction and implementation of an innovative Field Robot. The customers of the Field Robot will be the owners of the fields involved in the production of maize. They provide access to those needed in large industries, as well as in a small organic farm.
The knowledge and skills acquired in the project will certainly help the Polish company enter the market of global autonomous field robots.