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PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production


One of the big goals of our society is to fight hunger, improve agriculture and make it more sustainable. One of the major challenges is to increase crop production despite limited land use and while reducing the environmental footprint. In order to achieve this, the University of Bonn together with Forschungszentrum Jülich are conducting research in the cluster “PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” to develop methods and new technologies that observe, analyze, better understand and specifically treat plants.

Fields are monitored from the air as well as from the ground. Computers process this sensory data so that robots can automatically treat individual plants. The aim is to make agriculture more efficient, to gain new knowledge about plant growth and to avoid the use of chemical aids.

The concentration and network of internationally renowned researchers in geodesy, computer science and agricultural sciences in Bonn is unique and, in this form, not available at any other location.


Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss

Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann


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