An article published in YNET about research from the Civil, Environmental and Agricultural Robotics (CEAR) Laboratory. The study, recently published in IEEE RAL, a leading robotics research journal, deals with the collaboration between an aerial robot that helps a ground robot in orchards to perform localization. Also, another study deals with the use of small drones for scanning and even pollinating trees. See research page on Ag Robotics.
Feb, 2018: A cover story in the ASME Mechanical Engineering magazine about apple harvesting robots. Specifically about FFRobotics which Prof. Degani is consulting and a few lab graduates have worked over the years.
Oct, 2016: A radio interview by Radio France International (in french) about agricultural robotics in the CEAR lab and in Israel in a piece about “Robots against employment?”.
Feb, 2016: In collaboration with FFRobotics, we demoed in front of Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, an apple harvesting robot on our unmanned Grizzly vehicle in the 2016 Microsoft Think Next DemoFest. We used the little Jackal robots to deliver the apples to attendees.
September 2015: Our robots (and students) helped produce a clip for the Jewish New Year for the Technion. From our mobile manipulator (semi-autonomously picking a pomegranate) to the small Jackal’s bringing apples to the Technion’s president.