For example, on September 12th 2018, the next Sweeper demonstration will take place at the Research Station for Vegetable Growing, PSKW, in St. Katelijne Waver in Belgium. More information and the registration can be found on the Sweeper website. From October 1-5, 2018 the Sweeper robot will be exhibited at one of the leading scientific robotics conferences IROS2018 (International Conference in Intelligent Robots and Systems) in Madrid.
The scientific article "Design of an eye-in-hand sensing and servo control framework for harvesting robotics in dense vegetation", written by the WUR authors Ruud Barth, Jochen Hemming and Eldert van Henten, published in Biosystems Engineering Journal (146 (2016) 71 -84) has recently obtained the "EurAgEng Outstanding Paper Award 2018". This article is based on results achieved in the Sweeper project. It describes a modular software framework design that allows flexible implementation of eye-in-hand sensing and motion control for agricultural robotics in dense vegetation.
Since its release two months ago the video clip of the Sweeper robot was already downloaded more than 25000 times. Watch the video on the Sweeper website or YouTube.