What we do
Robotics is expected to play a major role in the agricultural/farming domain. Swarm robotics, in particular, is considered extremely relevant for precision farming and large-scale agricultural applications. However, swarm robotics research is still confined into the lab, and no application in the field is currently available. SAGA will demonstrate for the first time the application of swarm robotics principles to the agricultural domain. Specifically, we target a decentralised monitoring/mapping scenario, and implement a use case for the detection and mapping of weeds in a field by a group of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Who we are
The SAGA experiment is founded by the ECHORD++ project. SAGA is a collaborative research project that involves: the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), which provides expertise in swarm robotics applications and acts as the coordinator for SAGA's activities; the Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), which provides expertise in the agricultural robotics and precision farming domains; and Avular B.V., a company specialised in UAV solutions for industrial and agricultural applications