Robotics and digital management in agricultural production

Unmanned robotic vehicles, unmanned aircraft, modern agricultural production and environment digital monitoring platforms and production decision and management systems based on artificial intelligence, are some of the innovative new technologies being presented by the Institute of Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology (iBO) of the National Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas (CERTH) at the 27th Agrotica International Fair.

Rising to the challenges of our modern digital age, iBO/CERTH is at the very centre of innovation in the agricultural sector. Its main goal is to increase production while reducing cost and using sustainable cultivation methods.

To that end, visitors to the iBO/CERTH areas (Sector 11, Pavilion1) will have the opportunity, on the one hand, to attend demonstrations of the Institute’s modern technological equipment, and, on the other, to be informed by its scientific and research staff regarding the benefits of incorporating new robotics and digital management technologies in agricultural production.

The Institute for Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology (IBO) is one of five Institutes of the National Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas (CERTH). The Institute's mission is to carry out applied and technological research that leads to new products and services with an environmental, economic and social impact. The main research areas of IBO are those of Biosystems Engineering, Sustainable Engineering, and Biomechanics and Ergonomics with application to Agricultural production, the Environment, and Energy and Quality of life. To that end, iBO’s main concern is the promotion and development of sustainable practices and technologies that concern scientific sectors related to intelligent farming systems, agri-robotics, informatics technologies and decision support systems, the use of renewable energy resources, environmental management, water and soil resource management, and the evaluation of one’s environmental footprint.