July 2018

ENGLISH:

On July 4th 2018 the SWEEPER consortium gave the first live demonstration of its sweet pepper harvesting robot. The international press, growers and representatives from the high-tech horticulture sector were present. With over 40 attendances, the event was a great success. Read more...

NEDERLANDS:

Op 4 juli 2018 gaf het SWEEPER-consortium de eerste live demonstratie van haar paprika-oogstrobot. De internationale pers, telers en vertegenwoordigers uit de hightech tuinbouwsector waren aanwezig. Met meer dan 40 aanwezigheden was het evenement een groot succes. Meer lezen...

June 2018

On Wednesday, July 4th 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00, growers, suppliers and the press can see the first live demonstration of the SWEEPER pepper harvesting robot. This demonstration will be given at the commercial greenhouse "De Tuindershoek" in IJsselmuiden, one of the partners in this international research project. _

Demonstration event 4th of July 2018: Read more....

September 12th 2018

For those not able to attend this demonstration, a second demonstration will be held at the Proefstation voor de Groententeelt in Sint-Katelijne-Waver (Belgium) on September 12th

 

September 2017

CORDIS has placed a web article about Sweeper on their website.

REELER logo The SWEEPER consortium has established collaboration with the interdisciplinary H2020-project REELER. REELER aims to assure collaboration, comprehension and acceptance of SSH research-based knowledge about distributed responsibility, ethical and societal issues relating to robotics.

April 2017

Newsletter April 2017 about collecting image data to improve algorithms and visual servo control experiments.

November 2016

SWEEPER-paper is hot: the scientific paper “Design of an eye-in-hand sensing and servo control framework for harvesting robotics in dense vegetation”, is listed in the five most downloaded articles read more....

February 2016

Newsletter February 2016

October 2015

Newsletter October 2015

May 27, 2015

World’s first pepper-picking robot heralds new era, has now been published in Horizon Magazine.

February 12, 2015

The Kick-off meeting SWEEPER was held on February 12th and 13th, 2015 in Wageningen, The Netherlands

February 4, 2015

Wageningen UR published a press release about the start of the SWEEPER project (English and Dutch)

February 1, 2015:

The official project start is 1st of February 2015.