BGU was established 40 years ago to spearhead the development of Israel's southern region. Today, BGU is an internationally recognised research university that attracts outstanding faculty and researchers from around the world with over 18,000 students. Two departments are contributing to SWEEPER. The Industrial Engineering and Management Dept. at BGU includes 32 faculty from a wide variety of relevant fields (operations research, statistics, intelligent systems, human factors, information systems) with several advanced robotics labs. The Computer Science Department is a young and rapidly growing department at BGU, with 35 members that study and research in virtually all computer science disciplines, theoretical, empirical, and applied.

Major activities in SWEEPER

BGU will lead the work package WP5 on sensing and will be responsible of the fruit detection tasks. In WP2 BGU will play a role in defining the specifications of the robot system. In WP3 BGU will be involved in defining the hardware and software interfaces. Within the framework of WP4 activities, BGU will focus on the robot supervisory control activities related to the sensing. In WP6 and WP7 BGU will specify which images are necessary for the sensing developments in WP5. In WP8 BGU will beside the dissemination task be involved in the economic analysis of the robot.

Key staff

 

Yael Edan

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Ohad Ben-Shahar

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Boaz Arad

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Polina Kurtser

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