Developing innovative technological solutions to achieve the objectives of the Ecophyto II Plan

The Challenge financing instrument aims to drive forward research by bringing scientific and industrial stakeholders together around a single issue.

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The ROSE Challenge is jointly funded by the French Ministries of Agriculture and Ecological Transition, via the French Biodiversity Agency (AFB), and the Ministry of Research, via the French National Research Agency (ANR). The challenge is organised by LNE and Irstea.
Four research teams are focusing on intra-row weed control in field vegetable crops and widely spaced large-scale crops.

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5 July 2019

Research-industry meeting day – September 26, 2019

The organizers of the challenge will meet you on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Montoldre for a research-industry day.

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7 June 2019

Second meeting of the dry-run evaluation campaign

Challenge participants had an appointment with the organizers in May 2019.

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14 May 2019

The ROSE Challenge and the participating robots presented to SNCF Réseau

Meeting day on the theme “Intelligent Tools : from agriculture to the control of the vegetation”

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Funded research projects


Tool-block and precision imaging for early intra-row hoeing

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Perception and autonomous crop hoeing in sustainable agriculture

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RObotics SEnsorimotor loops to weed AUtonomously

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Localised weeding robot using a high-voltage electrical method combined with predictive management and post-evaluation via drone-mounted hyperspectral vision

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