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Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production

Food, feed, fiber, and fuel: Crop farming plays an essential role for the future of humanity and our planet. The environmental footprint of agriculture needs to be reduced: less input of chemicals like herbicides and fertilizer and other limited resources like water or energy. Simultaneously, the decline in arable land and climate change pose additional constraints like drought, heat, and other extreme weather events.

Achieving sustainable crop production with limited resources is a task of immense proportions. In order to achieve this, the University of Bonn together with Forschungszentrum Jülich conducts research in the Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob – Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” to develop methods and new technologies that observe, analyze, better understand and specifically treat plants. Our research focuses on improving the fundamental understanding of all relevant parameters like plant growth, soil, biodiversity, or atmosphere. PhenoRob, the only Cluster of Excellence in agriculture in Germany, aims at addressing these issues: Change crop production by optimizing breeding and farming management using new technologies.

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News

Artificial Intelligence project „RegisTer“ receives funding from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

It’s a great day for the PhenoRob research community! Our new partner project “RegisTer” has secured funding from the BMEL for three years, and we are excited about the promising new findings of their work. The interdisciplinary project RegisTer aims to develop automated routines for the characterization and evaluation of sugar beet varieties based on …

Partner Project “Anticipating Human Behavior” has been extended for second phase

Great news for one of our partner projects! The German Research Foundation extends the research unit 2535 “Anticipating Human Behavior” for three more years. Since 2017, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gall and his team of researchers have been developing methods on how to analyse complex interactions between humans and robots as well as examine new technologies …

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Spokespersons

Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Photogrammetry
Nussallee 15
53115 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 228 73 27 14
Email: cyrill.stachniss@igg.uni-bonn.de

Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Geodesy
Nussallee 17
53115 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 228 73 26 20
Email: heiner.kuhlmann@uni-bonn.de

Cluster Office

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Niebuhrstraße 1a
53113 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 228 73 60817
Email: administration@phenorob.de

Dr. Nora Berning, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: +49 228 73 60819
Email: nberning@phenorob.de

Franziska Külbel, Project Manager
Phone: +49 228 73 60820
Email: fkuelbel@phenorob.de

Florian Striewe, Project Manager
Phone: +49 228 73 3907
Email: fstriewe@phenorob.de

Sonja Schwarz, Team Assistant
Phone: +49 228 73 60817
Email: sschwarz@phenorob.de

Annika Bonerath, Research Data Manager
Phone: +49 228 73 30 44
Email: bonerath@igg.uni-bonn.de

Patrick Hostnik, Experimental Technician
(at Campus Klein-Altendorf)
Phone: +49 2225 999 63-0
Email: phostnik@uni-bonn.de