BACCHUS intelligent mobile robotic system promises to reproduce hand harvesting operations, while at the same time taking the manual legwork out by autonomously operating on four different levels:
- Performing robot navigation with quality performance guarantee in order to inspect the crops and collect data from agricultural areas through embedded sensorial system.
- Performing bi-manual harvesting operations with the needed finesse using a modular robotic platform,
- Employing additive manufacturing for adjusting the robot gripper to the geometry of the different crops,
- Presenting advanced cognitive capabilities and decision making skills.
The envisioned system will be demonstrated and evaluated in the challenging vineyard environment while inspecting different types of vines and harvesting bunches of grapes of different varieties in a human-like manner.