P03 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel – BGU (IL)
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 17,000 students. The Industrial Engineering and Management Dept. at BGU includes faculty from a wide variety of fields (operations research, statistics, intelligent systems, human factors, information systems). State-of-the-art laboratories include advanced facilities and technical support personnel in critical areas for the proposal – Mobile Robotics, Tele-Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Engineering. Mechanical Engineering Dept. laboratories include advanced facilities in Robotics, Mechatronics, and Control and advanced production, and testing facilities with a machine shop. The Computer Science Dept. includes numerous laboratories for this proposal such as computational vision, artificial intelligence, learning, discrete optimization, and networks advanced labs. Three departments are contributing to CROPS.
Major activities in CROPS
BGU will lead both WP4, dealing with the development of intelligent systems, and WP9, the training workpackage. BGU will develop adaptive sensor fusion and learning with grasping algorithms, and it will lead the development of fruit detection (WP2) and learning in sensing (WP4) algorithms and contribute to the mechanical design developments (WP3). Also, BGU will contribute to all applications WPs (WPs5-8) and the economic analysis and exploitation WP.