Phenotyping: from horizontal to vertical.


A new market for the phenotyping systems of the robotics and AI division of the iXblue group. The INRAe lab in Colmar, world-renowned for its research on vines, has invested in a data acquisition system specially designed for vine rows.

Based on the same technologies as our traditional solutions, this system nevertheless has specific features. On the one hand, the system absorbs taxiing relief. On the other hand, the shooting rate is pushed up to 5 Hz to ensure a large overlapping of images. The first step in data processing is indeed to perform a 3D reconstruction by photogrammetry, in order to eliminate the image portions in the background.

Deployed in July at the experimental sites of Herrlisheim and Bergheim, it underwent intensive testing and allowed teams to familiarize themselves with data collection tools.