Roma Tre University, Rome
Andrea Gasparri received the cum laude Laurea degree in computer science and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and automation from Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He is a Professor in the Department of Engineering at the Roma Tre University. His research interests include mobile robotics, sensor networks, and more generally networked multiagent systems. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multirobot Systems since 2014 and a member of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Networks and Communications since 2015. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics since 2017. Prof. Gasparri received the Italian Grant FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2008 for the project Networked Collaborative Team of Autonomous Robots funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education. Prof. Gasparri is currently the coordinator of the project Pantheon focused on robotics for precision farming supported by the European Community within the H2020 framework (under grant agreement number 774571).
Speeches of Andrea Gasparri
Data-Driven Precision Farming
In this talk we will provide an overview of the recently funded project PANTHEN Precison Farming of Hazelnut Orchards in collaboration with Ferrero. Briefly, the goal of the project PANTHEON is to develop a new Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the precision farming of hazelnut orchards. The system consists of unmanned aerial and ground robots that collect data and perform farming operations. All the information is collected in a central unit that performs automatic feedback actions (e.g. control of irrigation) and supports the decisions of the agronomists with technologies for big data analysis. The proposed SCADA system will be able to acquire information at the resolution of the single plant. This will permit to drastically increase the detection of possible limiting factors for each individual plant, such as lack of water or pests and diseases affecting the plant health, and to react accordingly. Compared to the current state of the art in precision farming, the main advantages of the proposed SCADA infrastructure are: Increase in hazelnut productions Decrease in chemical inputs usage Environmentally-friendly water usage Simplified orchard managementSpeech language: Italian