To make good decisions, it is vital to know the current condition of the field. Core Project 1 develops novel ground and aerial vehicles that operate autonomously and provide precisely georeferenced, phenotypic data from single plant organs over the experimental plot to the field scale. We register 3D structural models of the same plant over time, leading to a 4D reconstruction. Our aim is to develop a new generation of mapping systems as well as a better understanding of the spatio-temporal dynamics of structural and functional plant traits. The goal is to reconstruct several hundred individual plants per day in an experimental field design.

Research Videos

Viewpoint Planning for Fruit Size and Position Estimation

Viewpoint Planning for Fruit Size and Position Estimation

PhenoRob PhD Student Tobias Zaenker talks about his research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

Robust Interpretation of UAV Images

Robust Interpretation of UAV Images

PhenoRob PhD Federico Magistri talks about his research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

Novel Viticulture Systems for Sustainable Production and Products

Novel Viticulture Systems for Sustainable Production and Products

PhenoRob PhD Student Laura Zabawa talks about her research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

3D Reconstruction of Plants Using Multiple RGBD Cameras

3D Reconstruction of Plants Using Multiple RGBD Cameras

PhenoRob PhD Student Oh Hun Kwon talks about his research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

High Resolution Crop Reconstruction

High Resolution Crop Reconstruction

PhenoRob PhD Student Radu Alexandru Rosu talks about his research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

Crop Parameter Retrieval Using UAV-based Imagery and Radiative Transfer Models

Crop Parameter Retrieval Using UAV-based Imagery and Radiative Transfer Models

PhenoRob PhD Student Erekle Chakhvashvili talks about his research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

Modern Sensing Applications for Analysing Plant Physiology and Interaction in Mixed Cropping

Modern Sensing Applications for Analysing Plant Physiology and Interaction in Mixed Cropping

PhenoRob PhD Student Julie Kraemer talks about her research within Core Project 1 ” 4D Crop Reconstruction” and Core Project 5 “New Field Arrangements”.

Effects of Sensing System and Complex Surface Interaction on the Crop Surface Models

Effects of Sensing System and Complex Surface Interaction on the Crop Surface Models

PhenoRob PhD Student Diana Pavlic talks about her research within Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction.

Uwe Rascher: Measuring and understanding the dynamics of plant photosynthesis across scales...

Uwe Rascher: Measuring and understanding the dynamics of plant photosynthesis across scales…

Measuring and understanding the dynamics of plant photosynthesis across scales – from single plants to satellites Prof. Dr. Uwe Rascher is Principal Investigator at PhenoRob and Professor of Quantitative Physiology of Crops, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-2), Forschungszentrum Jülich and Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), University of Bonn Rascher et. al. (2015) Sun-induced fluorescence – a new probe of photosynthesis: First maps from the imaging spectrometer HyPlant Global Change Biology, 21, 4673-4684 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13017 Siegmann et. al. (2019) The High-Performance Airborne Imaging Spectrometer HyPlant—From Raw Images to Top-of-Canopy Reflectance and Fluorescence Products: Introduction of an Automatized Processing Chain Remote Sensing, 11, article no. 2760 https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232760

Sven Behnke, University of Bonn and Uwe Rascher, FZJ (11.03.2022)

Sven Behnke, University of Bonn and Uwe Rascher, FZJ (11.03.2022)

Sven Behnke (University of Bonn) and Uwe Rascher (FZJ) give a talk on “In-Field 4D Crop Reconstruction: Measuring and modeling individual plants and canopies in 3D over time with mobile robots”

Lasse Klingbeil: Pheno4D: A spatio-temporal dataset of maize and tomato plant point clouds...

Lasse Klingbeil: Pheno4D: A spatio-temporal dataset of maize and tomato plant point clouds…

Dr. Lasse Klingbeil is Postdoc at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation (IGG), University of Bonn and PhenoRob Member. Pheno4D: A spatio-temporal dataset of maize and tomato plant point clouds for phenotyping and advanced plant analysis D. Schunck, F. Magistri, R. A. Rosu, A. Cornelißen, N. Chebrolu, S. Paulus, J. Léon, S. Behnke, C. Stachniss, H. Kuhlmann, and L. Klingbeil PLOS ONE, vol. 16, iss. 8, pp. 1-18, 2021 Paper: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256340 Data: https://www.ipb.uni-bonn.de/data/pheno4d/

Chris McCool, University of Bonn (13.05.2022)

Chris McCool, University of Bonn (13.05.2022)

27th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Chris McCool (University of Bonn) on “Robotic Vision in Precision Agriculture”