Welcome to the Digiforest, a 3.5 year project developing innovative robotics and analytics technology to help enable sustainable forestry. Technology includes quadrupedal walking robots, drones, autonomous harvesters and a data pipeline to digitize the state of forests at scale creating a precise inventory that which can be employed by foresters for more precise, sustainable practices.
“The mission of Digiforest is to develop the technology needed to achieve sustainable digital forestry. They include fundamental development for mobile robotic navigation (multi-sensor motion estimation, 3D mission planning) and data-driven semantic mapping.
This highly detailed data will be presented to a human supervisor, enabling him/her to make informed decisions and to plan the deployment of a mobile robot harvester to selectively intervene in an environmental manner. Decision-making requires models of the forest environment and/or processed data for extracting relevant information.
Thus, this project puts substantial efforts into combining the data acquired by the different vehicles into actionable information. In addition to that, we focus on an automatic, semantic interpretation of the data. Using modern machine learning approaches, we will develop a forest-tailored scene segmentation system. For further information visit our website (www.digiforest.eu)”
Here’s a bit more about the project.