UNF Awarded NSF Grant for Use of Autonomous Robotics in Agriculture
The University of North Florida College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, in collaboration with the University of Central Florida (UCF), has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research in the use of autonomous robotics for agriculture in Northeast Florida. The project is the culmination of several previous collaborations, including a joint effort between UNF and UCF funded by the Cyber Florida Collaborative Seed Award program.
The $499K research grant, led by UNF School of Computing and School of Engineering faculty and supported by a UCF computer science faculty collaborator, will focus on efficient and secure agricultural information collection using a multi-robot system. The project will utilize multiple autonomous robots that communicate wirelessly to perform agricultural tasks, such as harvesting and pesticide/fertilizer applications.