We have received a lot of media coverage. Check out the links below for articles, videos and more to see our researchers in action.

  • 22.05.2024 Universität Bonn: Peng Yu and his team discover that roots are a key to drought-tolerant maize
  • 13.05.2024 Universität Bonn: The soil scientist Wulf Amelung and the computer scientist Stefan Wrobel were admitted to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
  • 13.05.2024 Universität Bonn: A study carried out at the University of Bonn shows how organically and conventionally farmed plants develop differently
  • 08.05.2024 FZ Jülich: Prof. Wulf Amelung was admitted to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
  • 07.05.2024 ZDF:  Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Robotic field day "patchCROP 2024" of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research in Müncheberg
  • 07.05.2024 ARD:  Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research in Müncheberg (Min. 5:48)
  • 02.05.2024 Universität Bonn: Researchers from the University of Bonn published an agenda which is featured in the " European Journal of Agronomy"
  • 23.04.2024 BMEL: Anne-Katrin Mahlein is appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Action Plan for Plant Protection
  • 07.04.2024 Universität Bonn: The cognitive service robots of the University of Bonn secured their fourth consecutive title at the RoboCup German Open
  • 22.03.2024 Universität Bonn: University of Bonn and ETH researchers have compiled a comprehensive database of over 6,000 agri-environmental policies from around the world published in "Nature Food"
  • 21.03.2024 Universität Bonn: Matthias Wissuwas' research leads to the development of a new rice variety, Mavitrika, with enhanced phosphorus absorption and increased zinc content tailored for Madagascar's conditions
  • 21.03.2024 Universität Bonn: Frank Hochholdinger, Peng Yu and their team discover that the genetic makeup of maize plants influences the composition of root microbes
  • 28.02.2024 EFI: Matin Qaim, as an expert, discussed the topics of the 2024 annual report with the Research and Innovation Expert Commission (EFI)
  • 27.02.2024 3sat: Matin Qaim is interviewed in the scientific show "NANO" (3sat) on the topics of genetic engineering and the EU Nature Restauration law
  • 23.02.2024 Universität Bonn: Youtube video of NRW's Prime Minister visiting the HumanoidLab and the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob at the University of Bonn
  • 22.02.2024 Universität Bonn: NRW’s Prime Minister, Hendrik Wüst, visits the HumanoidLab of the University of Bonn, as well as PhenoRob
  • 02.02.2024 Universität Bonn: PhenoRob is featured in an article as part of one of the six funded Clusters of Excellence at the University of Bonn
  • 18.01.2024 ARD: Matin Qaim is featured in “Das Erste” show “Panorama” and talks about agricultural politics, livestock farming and meat consumption
  • 16.01.2024  Universität Bonn: Cyrill Stachniss discusses in the podcast how robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) aim to make agriculture more sustainable
  • 21.12.2023 Universität Bonn: Article discussing a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bonn, led by Professor David Wuepper, on how national policies affect forests in border regions
  • 15.12.2023 Landesregierung NRW: Ralf Pude and Ulrich Schurr are now featured as experts in the Bioeconomy Council of NRW
  • 29.11.2023 Deutschlandfunk: Interview with Cyrill Stachniss, Alireza Ahmadi and Ansgar Dreier on how laser technology can replace the use of pesticides, to make agriculture more sustainable
  • 24.11.2023 Universität Bonn: The smart weeding trailer developed by Alireza Ahmadis and his team is funded by the third round of prototyping grants by Transfer Center enaCom at the University of Bonn
  • 21.11.2023 WDR Quarks: Interview with Cyrill Stachniss by "WDR5 Quarks - Wissenschaft und mehr" about sustainability in crop production
  • 20.11.2023 ZALF: Frank Ewert contributes to the research on how global warming affects the production of globally important cereals
  • 31.10.2023 Universität Bonn: A Network for Women Active in AI and Robotics - Short Talk by PhenoRob Principal Investigator Maren Bennewitz
  • 30.10.2023 Univeristät Bonn: Outstanding THE and Shanghai subject rankings for the University of Bonn, ranked in the Top 5 for Agriculture in Germany
  • 25.10.2023 Universität Bonn: New Supercomputer "Marvin" accelerates top-level research for PhenoRob and the University of Bonn
  • 19.10.2023 RTL+: PhenoRob technology and infrastructure makes an appearance in the documentary "The big GEO-story"
  • 25.09.2023 Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research: Frank Ewert appointed to BMBF expert panel Forum #Zukunftsstrategie to advise both the Federal Government and the mission teams on the implementation of the Future Strategy.
  • 21.09.2023 Universität Bonn: Night of Technology at the University of Bonn - PhenoRob presents its robots in action
  • 15.09.2023 Universität Bonn: Cultivating Collaborative Excellence Across Borders -
    PhenoRob Pioneers Global Innovation with Launch of Digicrop.Net
  • 08.09.2023 ZDFheute - Interview with Matin Qaim about the potential effects of relaxing regulations on gene editing methods
  • 07.09.2023 Universität Bonn: "Impressive research spectrum" NRW Minister of Agriculture visits Campus Klein-Altendorf
  • 06.09.2023 Universität Bonn: Agricultural study delivers unexpected results
  • 03.08.2023 Deutschlandfunk: Brandenburg open-air laboratory: What the agriculture of the future will look like
  • 29.06.2023 Universität Bonn: From flying robots to artificial intelligence -
    University of Excellence in Bonn invites to the Science Festival on the Hofgartenwiese
  • 28.06.2023 WDR Aktuelle Stunde: Interview with Cyrill Stachniss, PhenoRob spokesperson, on the future of agriculture
  • 15.06.2023 Computomics Podcast: Interview with Cyrill Stachniss, PhenoRob spokesperson, on "PhenoRob - giving each plant the love it needs"
  • 03.06.2023 SWR Marktcheck: Interview with Matin Qaim from PhenoRob on organic farming
  • 23.05.2023 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Interview with Matin Qaim from PhenoRob among others on modern genetic engineering
  • 23.05.2023 Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie: Interview with Matin Qaim from PhenoRob on "Global trade is a key driver of growth"
  • 16.05.2023 forschungsfelder: Interview with Frank Ewert, PhenoRob PI, on more resilience in agriculture
  • 11.05.2023 Universität Bonn: New network connects agricultural research, industry and politics
  • 30.04.2023 ZDF - planet e: Adventure Arctic - On the trail of polar explorer Arved Fuchs with Marie Zingsheim, PhenoRob PhD student
  • 16.04.2023 Universität Bonn: First PhenoRob Career Fair - The Cluster of Excellence invites to network with top-notch non-academic employers in the areas of AI and Agriculture
  • 31.03.2023 Universität Bonn: New Research Group for Analysing Deformations in Buildings and Infrastructure
  • 30.03.2023 Universität Bonn: Researchers at the University of Bonn discover gene variants in wheat and barley that improve nitrogen utilization
  • 22.03.2023 Universität Bonn: Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy, Food and Consumer Health Protection to the German Government submits statement on nutritional poverty during the pandemic. PhenoRob Associated Member Thomas Döring is a member of the advisory board.
  • 27.02.2023 WDR Servicezeit: Interview with PhenoRob PI Stefan Wrobel on AI (starting at 21:50)
  • 15.02.2023 Universität Bonn: PhenoRob is featured on the podcast "Exzellent Erklärt"
  • 14.02.2023 Universität Bonn: Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction, visited the University of Bonn
  • 01.02.2023 Podcast "Exzellent erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle": PhenoRob - Autonomous Systems in the Production of Industrial Crops
  • 31.01.2023 Universität Bonn: Two ERC Consolidator Grants for the University of Bonn - European Union funds projects worth millions in plant breeding and philosophy
  • 25.01.2023 Universität Bonn: Aerosols as Life Insurance for Microbes?
  • 13.01.2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Schnable named Fellow of the German PhenoRob Cluster of Excellence
  • 10.01.2023 Zeit für X: Interview with Matin Qaim, director of ZEF in Bonn and member of PhenoRob, on Hightech and Ecology
  • 19.12.2023 Spiegel Daily - Der Podcast: Matin Qaim, director of ZEF in Bonn and member of PhenoRob, talks among others about genetic engineering and food crisis
  • 10.12.2022 WDR 3 Gespräch am Samstag: Matin Qaim, director of ZEF in Bonn and member of PhenoRob, talks about what to do against worldwide hunger
  • 19.11.2022 Quarks Daily Spezial: Episode 72 - Can we feed everyone sufficiently?
  • 15.11.2022 Highly cited Bonn researchers: PhenoRob PIs Wulf Amelung and Frank Ewert, and PhenoRob member Matin Qaim are among this year’s highly cited researchers worldwide
  • 10.10.2022 Die Story im Ersten: Matin Qaim, director of ZEF in Bonn and member of PhenoRob, talks about wheat being used as a weapon
  • 30.08.2022 Tagesthemen: PhenoRob PI Uli Schurr gives some insights into the benefits of agrophotovoltaics in regards to climate change (starting at 20:43)
  • 23.08.2022 Universität Bonn: Great Success at the "Excellence Slam" - Lukas Drees, PhenoRob PhD Candidate, wins the Science Slam hosted by University of Bonn's Cluster of Excellence
  • 10.08.2022 Universität Bonn: "A leading location for cutting-edge research" -
    NRW Science Minister Ina Brandes learns about the University of Bonn's Excellence Strategy
  • 21.07. 2022 leibniz 2/2022 Vielfalt & Einheit: Field study about the future of agriculture in Brandenburg - Interview with Kathrin Grahmann
  • 15.07.2022 LaborJournal: Essay by Matin Qaim on Green Genetic Engineering
  • 13.07.2022 FELD 01/2022: Cover story “Chessboard in the Field (the patchCROP experiment)”
  • 01.07.2022 Universität Bonn: Research for sustainable food systems. The European Union approves funding for several projects in which the University of Bonn is involved
  • 01.07.2022 Universität Bonn: 126 million for international AI center of excellence in Bonn, Dortmund and Sankt Augustin
  • 01.07.2022 ML2R: Competence Center ML2R becomes the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • July 2022 brand eins: Interview with Professor Matin Qaim on green genetic engineering
  • 30.06.2022 BMBF: Stark-Watzinger: "Germany will become even more attractive as an AI location"
  • 30.06.2022 Universität Bonn: Two new research units on artificial intelligence. German Research Foundation funds projects in the fields of geodesy and precision agriculture
  • 24.06.2022 Universität Bonn: Wulf Amelung has joined the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - the Professor of Soil Science and Soil Ecology at the University of Bonn and FZ Jülich is now a member of the reknown academy
  • 21.06.2022 Universität Bonn: From laser scanners to multicopers - Adventure Day of Geodesy at the University of Bonn
  • 26.05.2022 1E9: Agricultural robots - using artificial intelligence, robotics and lasers for more sustainable agriculture
  • 24.05.2022 ZDF: Professor Matin Qaim speaks about reasons for the current sharp rise in food prices and explains the impact of the Ukraine war on the world food situation in the talk show "Markus Lanz"
  • 16.05.2022 Universität Bonn: Impressions from the "Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht"
  • 12.05.2022 General-Anzeiger: PhenoRob at "Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht"
  • 06.05.2022 Universität Bonn: Sustainability research at Bonn's Science Night. Researchers from the University of Bonn present their projects on May 12 and 13
  • 04.05.2022 Universität Bonn: Drones and robots on the experimental turf -
    NRW Minister Andreas Pinkwart visits the Cluster of Excellence "PhenoRob"
  • 04.05.2022 Universität Bonn: Drones and robots on the experimental turf -
    NRW Minister Andreas Pinkwart visits the Cluster of Excellence "PhenoRob"
  • 04.05.2022 Universität Bonn: Drones and robots on the experimental turf -
    NRW Minister Andreas Pinkwart visits the Cluster of Excellence "PhenoRob"
  • 22.04.2022 topagrar: Commentary by Professor Matin Qaim on environmental protection and productive economy
  • 10.03.2022 The Logistics Tribe Podcast: Cyrill Stachniss is talking about “SLAM - The Key Technology for Autonomous Vehicles in Logistics”
  • 16.02.2022 Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt: Article on study by Professor Matin Qaim, among others, on the use of better technologies in agriculture to reduce CO2 emissions
  • 09.02.2022 Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW: Video about the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob at the Campus Klein-Altendorf in the context of the research trip of State Minister of Culture and Science in Northrhine-Westphalia Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen
  • 04.02.2022 MWIDE ZOOM 01/2022: Innovation (part about PhenoRob on page 4)
  • 01.02.2022 Forschung – Das Magazin der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft: Global Food – Licht und Schatten (article by PhenoRob Member Matin Qaim, pages 26-31)
  • 04.01.2022 BIO.NRW: Spot on Biotechnology Science 2021/2022 (part about PhenoRob on page 195)
  • 20.12.2021 Universität Bonn: Prof. Dr. Anne-Katrin Mahlein, PI in our Cluster and Director of the Institute of Sugar Beet Research (Göttingen), is the most cited author in the research field sensing and imaging of plant disease.
  • 10.12.2021 forsch, University of Bonn Magazine: Cover story about PhenoRob
  • 08.12.2021 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ): Google Maps for Underground Cable
  • 16.11.2021 General-Anzeiger: Award for a PhenoRob PhD Student Lukas Drees for his Lego model
  • 15.11.2021 Universität Bonn: „A specific exponent of the research site NRW“: Federal Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen sees excellent research at the University of Bonn
  • 26.10.2021 Innovationsradar zur Ressourcenwende: Digitalization in Agriculture
  • 11.10.2021 Pflanzenforschung 4.0: ‘Innovations – How can we organize agriculture of the future in a sustainable way’
  • 20.09.2021 querFELDein‑Podcast: Talks about the agriculture of the future. PhenoRob is featured in episode 10 "How can robotics be used in agriculture??
  • 02.08.2021 ZEIT Online: Mosaic Fields for Agriculture at ZALF
  • 01.07.2021 Universität Bonn: Excellence Strategy: Federal Minister Anja Karliczek visits the University of Bonn
  • 02.05.2021 ServusTV: Great Discoveries: Agriculture
  • 28.04.2021 General-Anzeiger: Uni Bonn wants construction of research facility  without architectural competition
  • 15.04.2021 Roots Save the World (3Sat): Roots make up about half the mass of a plant, but they are mostly unseen. Their speficic strengths help to tackle the challenges of climate change and environmental protection (part about FZJ starts at 3:58)
  • 13.04.2021 Universität Bonn: Plant biologist from the US will conduct research at the University of Bonn next year
  • 29.09.2020 ZDF "Leschs Kosmos": Future without soil? When the fields become barren
  • 06.07.2020 gabot.de: PhenoRob: Research Continues in Times of Covid-19
  • 16.06.2020 IVA-Magazin: PhenoRob for the Agriculture of the Future
  • 16.06.2020 heise.de: Food Security: Farmers Are Hiring Robots
  • 15.05.2020 pflanzenforschung.de: The Digitalisation of Agriculture Continues Even in Times of Covid-19
  • 30.04.2020 top agrar online: PhenoRob Starts Field Phase
  • 30.03.2020 Deutscher Hochschulverband: Video (with PhenoRob part) about the “Rector of the Year 2020” Michael Hoch, University of Bonn
  • 20.12.2019 General-Anzeiger: The Fight againsts Weeds - the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob at the University of Bonn researches sustainable industrial crop production
  • 19.11.2019 WDR Quarks: Poison on the fields - Can we do without it? The whole show and the PhenoRob part
  • 29.10.2019 Süddeutsche Zeitung: Something Glows Over There
  • 08.08.2019 Wochenblatt für Landwirtschaft und Landleben: Advancing into the Digital Age
  • 19.07.2019 Tagesschau, Tagesthemen, Heute: Reporting on the awarding of the Excellence University with PhenoRob as an example for the clusters of excellence
  • 29.04.2019 Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme IAIS: Fraunhofer Research Centre Machine Learning has won Syngenta Crop Challenge
  • 14.02.2019 Bonner General Anzeiger: Scientists from Bonn want to Revolutionize Agriculture