Wine production robot in action!

The team behind an all-terrain autonomous mobile robot for the viticulture industry have released a demo video to celebrate a milestone in the project’s execution.

The VINyard roBOT (VINBOT) is an all-terrain autonomous mobile robot with a set of sensors capable of capturing and analysing vineyard images and 3D data by means of cloud computing applications to determine vineyard production potential.

Recorded within the margins of a half-way project meeting, the video shows a demonstration of VINBOT in action at the Tapada da Ajuda vineyards in Lisbon.

VINBOT responds to a need to boost the quality of European wine production by implementing precision viticulture to give winegrowers an idea of the amount of fruit per square metre of vine area – in other words, the production potential a vineyard has.

The European Union remains the world’s biggest wine producer, accounting for 60% of global wine production. 

Developed by 9 consortia from across Europe, this technology will enable wineries and wine growers to make accurate yield predictions to organise the production and align marketing strategies to their wines.

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Source: European Commission