About us Vision Robotics

About us

Explore visionrobotics.eu to stay up-to-date with the latest developments, insights, and research in AI, machine learning, computer vision, robotics, and spectral imaging. At Vision + Robotics, we believe in harnessing the power of technology to address pressing challenges in agriculture, horticulture, marine, livestock, and the fresh food supply chain. Our platform is more than a source of information; it’s a place where we share best practices and engage in meaningful conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who, like you, are dedicated to advancing high-tech AI, vision, and robotic solutions that prioritise the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants.

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Areas of Expertise

Our DNA is deeply rooted in agriculture, food, horticulture, marine, and livestock research. Vision + Robotics is powered by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), with its century-long legacy of pioneering research in these domains. We harness this rich heritage and bring together a diverse team of more than 40 experts in AI, computer vision, spectral imaging, and robotic systems from all corners of WUR. This unique synergy creates a powerhouse of tech-savvy individuals, united by a shared commitment to developing high-tech solutions that benefit both people and planet.

AI and Machine Learning

AI and machine learning is at the core of our work. With access to large datasets, our artificial intelligence systems continuously improve, enabling us to tackle the ever-evolving challenges present in natural environments. Once trained, intelligent AI models can be re-used easily from for instance determining the orientation and size of tomatoes towards ripeness and quality. The next leap in our research is to empower harvest robots with the ability to learn and adapt.

drs. HJ (Rick) van de Zedde

Project manager NPEC and sr. scientist/ business developer Phenomics & Automation

Computer Vision

Computer vision techniques precisely analyse data, transforming it into actionable insights. We combine the strengths of both 2D imaging and 3D methods. This allows us to automate tasks such as detecting product, plant, or animal traits, measuring sizes, identifying diseases or pests, and assessing plant features, all with speed and accuracy.

Aneesh Chauhan Vision Robotics

A (Aneesh) Chauhan PhD

Expertiseleider Computer Vision and Robotica | Senior Scientist

Spectral Imaging

Multi and hyperspectral imaging methods offer invaluable insights into plant constituents, stress levels, disease symptoms, and more. Spectral imaging, unlike conventional imaging methods, provides not just one single data point, but a whole spectrum of values per pixel. With the application of advanced machine learning algorithms, we unlock the full potential of spectral imaging in plants, animals, and food increasing our ability to detect and manage various challenges.

Gerrit Polder Vision Robotics

dr.ing. G (Gerrit) Polder

Machine Vision and Phenotyping

Robotic Systems

Robotic systems design is an expertise in and of itself and robotics in our fields of research need to deal with harsh environments and objects that show huge variety and changes over time. We design robots that combine hardware and software, are robust, and capable of thriving in demanding agrifood environments. Whether handling varying produce or adapting to dynamic conditions, our robotic systems think, sense, and act intelligently.

Jochen Hemming Vision Robotics

dr. J (Jochen) Hemming

Senior Researcher, Computer Vision & Robotics in Horticulture