Serbia: Do farming robots dream of blueberries?

Biosense Institute, with the support of EU horizon funding and EU scientific funds, is working on developing a system for digital management for blueberry production, which includes a robot named Gary. The robot should contribute to increasing the yield of this fruit. “We are about halfway through the project, the robot has been tested and is operational in the field. With the help of an algorithm, it can navigate through the rows of blueberries and is equipped with the latest technology for soil sampling, spraying plants, and eliminating weeds. In this way, the blueberries get all that they need for successful development,” Oskar Marko, Assistant Director for Innovation and Cooperation with the Economy at the BioSense Institute, stated to the press. Mr. Marko added that farmers would have the opportunity to earn more with the help of digital technologies.

The FlexiGroBots project is implemented in cooperation with 14 partners from Europe, including Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and the company Zeleni Hit, to automate the plant production process in Europe. The platform is currently being tested in three areas of great economic importance: grapes (in Spain), oilseed rape (in Finland), and blueberries (in Serbia and Lithuania). As explained in the statement, the multi-robot platform includes unmanned aerial vehicles and various robots on the ground. The word “Gari” is the local slang for “buddy” in Novi Sad.

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