We are happy to announce the beginning of our HFRI project CARPOS – Coachable Robot for Fruit Picking Operations!

The CARPOS project aims at providing a novel, coachable and human- friendly mobile robotic system, equipped with a robotic manipulator and multiple sensors, able of capturing and exploiting the lifelong experience of farmers through LbD, in order to successfully perform autonomous fruit picking operations, i.e. harvesting without a cutting tool. To achieve this, the system will be capable of accumulating knowledge through both kinesthetic and/or visual coaching by the human farmers intuitively, during its operation; thereby, providing flexibility and adaptability to different types of crops and easy deployment. Through the use of an intuitive human-machine interface, the farmer will be able to monitor the process performed by the robot, and correct it whenever deemed necessary, by coaching the robot, utilizing the above means.


The research project “CARPOS – Coachable Robot for Fruit Picking Operations” is implemented in the framework of H.F.R.I call “Basic research Financing (Horizontal support of all Sciences)” under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0” funded by the European Union –NextGenerationEU(H.F.R.I. Project Number:16523).

Το ερευνητικό Έργο με τίτλο CARPOS υλοποιείται στο πλαίσιο της δράσης του ΕΛ.ΙΔ.Ε.Κ. «Χρηματοδότηση της Βασικής Έρευνας (Οριζόντια υποστήριξη όλων των Επιστημών)» του Εθνικού Σχεδίου Ανάκαμψης και Ανθεκτικότητας «Ελλάδα 2.0» με τη χρηματοδότηση της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης – NextGenerationEU.