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Namedr. GW Kootstra
FirstnameGert
Emailgert.kootstra@wur.nl

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DescriptionUniversitair docent
OrganizationDepartment of Plant Sciences
Organization UnitFarm Technology
Phone+31 317 480 302
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 1
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room107/W2.Aa.013
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  • Computer Vision, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Grasping, Pick and Place, 3D Object Analysis

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FlexCRAFT

Effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, hygiene, and the limited availability of skilled personnel due to unap- pealing working conditions are the drivers for replacing human labor by technology in agro-food production and processing. Robots have entered this sector but current robotic technology is not able to deal with the large variations in shape, size, and softness of agro-food products nor the variation in environmental conditions and tasks that are typical for the agro-food chain. The scientific challenge of the FlexCRAFT project is to equip robot technology with generic capabilities in active perception, world modeling, planning and control, and gripping and manipulation; capabilities needed to deal with the aforementioned conditions in a robust way. These capa- bilities will be integrated in three use-case projects in greenhouse production, food processing, and food pack- aging. These use-cases represent the class of challenges encountered in the whole agro-food chain. By inte- grating all the required disciplines, this program builds on a strong multi-disciplinary consortium of experts in both research and development and a user group with leading industry. This program is a timely response to an urgent request by the Dutch agro-food industry for more advanced robot technology necessary for the contin- ued leadership of Dutch producers in the international market.

My research is in the area of computer vision and robotics. As PhD student (2005-2009) and post-doctoral research (2009-2012), I focussed on object detection and robotic grasping. I currently work on quality assessment and grasping of agro-food products within the EU project "PicknPack".

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