Second scientific RobAgri workshop

Adaptation of robots behavior for an efficient use in agriculture


The popularity of mobile robotics in agriculture is increasing according to the potential benefits for the reduction of the environmental impact and the painfulness. Nevertheless, the deployment of robots in such an area relies on the capability of the robot to adapt itself to the various conditions and task to be achieved encountered in agriculture, as well as the usability by human.

The efficiency, usability and safety of robots indeed appear to be capital conditions for robots, to be a part of the new deal. Despite the numerous progresses achieved in terms of autonomous navigation, persistent scientific locks are still presents for decision making and adaptation of the robot behaviour to a dynamic environment and interaction with human. Such scientific issues do not impact only the robots performances, but also the safety and integrity. Moreover, the navigation is not the sole function to be considered for robotics in agriculture, since, on the contrary of autonomous vehicles area, robots in agriculture have to achieve interaction with soil and plants.

This workshop aims at sharing last scientific advances for agricultural robotics on the three following topics.

  • Robot decision for adaptation to human behavior, off-road and task diversity, and safety preservation
  • Human – robot interaction and cobotic application for agriculture
  • Implements automation and coordination with robots for agriculture tasks achievement


Animated by Stéphane DURAN, in charge of RobAgri project

Introductive session : RobAgri scientific environment

Session 1

Robot decision for adaptation to human behavior, off-road and task diversity, and safety preservation

    • “New technologies and robotics: a promizing way for the rise of egological transition for agriculture”

    By Christian Huygues – INRAE

    • “Real-Time Multispectral Image Processing and Registration on 3D Point Cloud for Vineyard Analysis”

    By Thibault Clamens – Vibot

    • “Development of a smart obstacle detection system for an autonomous orchard robot”

    By Pieter M. Blok – Wageningen univ and Rural dvp admin. Korea

    • “Real time adaptation of a robot’s behavior to changes in the Environment”

    By Ashley Hill – CEA-List

Session 2

Human – robot interaction and cobotic application for agriculture

  • “Towards the responsible development of autonomous robotics in agriculture: a call to action”

By David Christian Rose –  University Reading and Lincoln

  • “Remote Monitoring Control and Security Technology for Full Self-Driving Agricultural Machinery”

By Takuya Murayama and Fumiaki Kudoh – NTT corp

  • “Towards Context-Aware Navigation in Agricultural Environments For Long-Term Autonomous Robots”

By Benjamin Kisliuk – B2FI

Session 3

Implement automation and coordination with robots for agriculture tasks achievement

Structuration of AgRob community

  • Robotic Pesticide-Free Control of Pests in Agriculture

By Pedro Da Silva – BF2I

  • Weed perception and detection for autonomous treatment in the Roseau project (Rose Chalenge)

By Jehan-Antoine Vayssade – AgroSup-Dijon

  • Multi-trajectory approach for a generic coordination paradigm of a wheeled mobile manipulator”

By Guillaume Picard – INRAE


All contributions within the scope of the scientific days are welcome. Oral presentations will be selected by the scientific and technical committee, through abstract proposal.

Please send a 1 page abstract proposal by October, 31st 2020 at following address:


RobAgri is a national association including 65 members from start-ups to large industrial groups, laboratories in robotics and technical institutes. It aims at structuring and representing the agricultural robotics’ sector. Its objective is to answer the agricultural sector’s challenges as ecological transition and painful working  through the following actions:

  • To produce knowledge, methods, operational technological solutions,
  • To promote meetings between the stakeholders in the R&D field, the academic world and the design offices,
  • To convey a new perspective on the agricultural equipment of the future and in particular, to the agricultural robotics,
  • To develop consistency in group work performed collectively,
  • To ensure the promotion and dissemination of the results and works (without manufacturing and selling robots on the farmers’ market).


Stéphane Duran – Project Manager

+ 33 (0) 7 69 31 80 18


Registration is now open for FIRA 2020!

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