A modern farm faces several challenges at the same time. In industrially developed countries, these are labour shortages and bans on protective agents. The transition from traditional to organic farming forced by the biocide has a positive effect on food prices, but organic farming is characterised by a high manual labour input. This is why the RobotA initiative was launched at the ILT. The institute works closely with leading research institutions in Switzerland and the EU.
- Applications of autonomous systems in agriculture
- Research into full automation and digitalisation in food production and general agricultural work and processes.
- Research for autonomous and ecologically convincing weed control systems, detection, localisation and treatment of weeds
Project extract Smart Farming
Robotics in Farming
Exploring the possibilities of full automation in food production and general agricultural tasks such as weed detection, localisation and treatment.
Big Data and 5G in agriculture
Five partners pool their competences for a sustainable future of Swiss agriculture, media release of 30 March 2021