Cognitive Robots for Flexible Agro-Food Technology

The FlexCRAFT program seeks to develop new robotics solutions for agriculture and food processing. In these applications, robots must handle substantial variations in product shape, size and hardness – still a major challenge for current robotics technology. We focus on developing generic robot skills for operations such as automated tomato harvesting, meat processing and packaging of meat, and the packaging of bags of crisps and boxes of biscuits.

FlexCRAFT is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 2019 – 2023. The consortium includes the following universities and companies: Wageningen Universiteit & Research, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, University of Twente, University of Amsterdam, ABB, AgriFoodTech Platform, Aris BV, BluePrint Automation, Cellar Land, Cerescon, Demcon, Festo, GMV, Houdijk Holland, Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Maxon Motor, Priva, Protonic Holland, Rijk Zwaan, and 3DUniversum.

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