Project Newsletter

White Paper:
7 fields of action
of the Innovation Hub

The foundation stone for the establishment of the ATLAS Innovation Hubs (IHs) will be laid by all 5 Innovation Hub partners from Germany, Greece, Latvia, Romania and Switzerland in December 2020. The Innovation Hubs pursue the goal of making the ATLAS use cases with their specific topics in the different countries known to a broad stakeholder group. The basis on which the Innovation Hubs operate is described in the “7 fields of action of the Innovation Hub”. All Innovation Hub partners are at the moment creating the necessary conditions for the IHs to be operational by spring 2021, when the first use case in the ATLAS demonstrators will be established. READ MORE…

API specifications

The specification for the ATLAS API (Application Programming Interface) is provided through so-called “Service Templates”. Service templates describe a unit of semantically related agricultural or technical functions.
The templates enable a service consumer to communicate with any service implementing the same template without requiring any specific code, giving the end-users the choice to pick the service that best meets their specific needs and budget. READ MORE…


Multisensor Box

A crucial component of the ATLAS research project is the design, implementation and application testing of a sensor system that can be coupled to tractors and narrow-tracked vehicles. The sensor box is intended to use optical sensors or a 3D vision system, consisting of RGB-D depth cameras and a stereo camera to generate a spatial image of the driving route, in order to enable autonomous operation of the vehicle. At the same time spectral indices of the soil, plants and plant components are to be recorded. Different spectral cameras can be used to capture these indices. Τhe multi-sensor box is designed to be compatible to different spectral cameras that will provide indices with information to farmers about soil moisture, chlorophyll content and drought stress of the plant. The information of the spectral indices and this “digital twin” of the field or plantation can be merged. In this way, a volumetric estimate of the yield can be calculated. READ MORE…

Livestock Behavioural Analysis

The goal of the Livestock Behavioural Analysis Use Case is to implement and demonstrate a system, which assists livestock farmers in monitoring their animals. During a visit to the ATLAS pilot farms located in Lower Saxony in late 2019, we discussed limitations and requirements of an automated livestock monitoring system with the end users.
Over the last months, we have also been developing a video recording system in order to compute the activity of the animals. READ MORE…