Versatile and heterogeneous robots in agriculture


Precision agriculture has gained relevance in the last years for the benefits it provides to farmers and the environment. Those advantages range from pesticide and fertilizer savings to precise irrigation. Robotics has eased its applicability. Moreover, a lot of focus has been centered in the combination of heterogeneous robot systems to assist agricultural tasks. Therefore, research conducted on the merged field of precision agriculture and robotics is crucial to keep moving forward.

The aim of this Special Session is to bring together professionals researching and working with robots in agriculture, specifically using heterogeneous multi-robot systems in the agricultural domain.


  • Flexible robots in precision agriculture

  • Heterogeneous multi-robot systems in precision agriculture

  • Multifunctional robots in precision agriculture

  • Automatization of agricultural tasks

  • Real-time decision making robotics in precision agriculture

  • Real-time monitoring in precision agriculture

  • Smart Farming

  • UAS or drones in agriculture

  • Ground robots in agriculture

  • Control strategies for robot navigation in precision agriculture

  • Harvesting assistance with robots


  • João Valente, Wageningen University and Research (WUR), The Netherlands

  • Sergio Vélez, Wageningen University and Research (WUR),The Netherlands

  • Mar Ariza-Sentís, Wageningen University and Research (WUR), The Netherlands

  • Angela Ribeiro, Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR), CSIC-UPM, Spain