At midway

At project midway, the high-speed detection and the localization of aphids setting on leaves has been validated with filtering algorithms and Artificial Intelligence. We can distinguish various types of aphids and detect the presence of mildew on vine leaves.

It has been demonstrated that it is possible to embark a laser source on an autonomous mobile robot to neutralize aphids. Several types of lasers are being studied and the optimization of their power.

Simulations of a mobile robot featuring a camera and a laser source have been performed. Targeting and mobile-target tracking algorithms (as the robot continuously proceeds) have been proposed.

The first generation prototype has been built to validate experimentally the whole detection-to-neutralization chain in indoor and outdoor conditions.

It should help test various solutions of detection, targeting and laser shooting to optimize the whole and determine the global performance.

The second generation prototype will be built taking into account these results.


Simulation du robot mobile

Final results

The  ANR-17-CE34-0012 Greenshield project ends in October 2021.
We organize a synthesis meeting that will be held in délégation CNRS de Lyon on the Sept 16, 2021 (in French).

An amphitheater has been booked to host up to 95 people (depending on the sanitary rules at that period) and the meeting will be broadcast on the Web.
The access is free but requires booking (either in situ or remotely)

Please register on to help us dimension this event.

Preliminary Program:

    08h30 - 09h00   coffee break
    09h00 - 09h30   context and genesis of this project
    09h30 - 10h00   farming pest database elaboration
    10h00 - 10h30   aphid detection
    10h30 - 11h00   pause
    11h00 - 11h30   aphid neutralisation
    11h30 - 12h00   mechanical design and  intégration
    12h00 - 12h30   final experimental results
    12h30 - 14h00   lunch on your own
    14h00 - 15h00   local demonstrations (a video will be available for remote guests)
    15h00 - 15h30   perspectives