DODICH è un progetto co-finanziato da European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
The DODICH project aims are to develop a cost effective and small sized autonomous machine capable to perform simple operations in vineyards with the possibility to be powered by renewable energy sources. Vineyard’s owners could benefit, with this kind of vehicle by either costs reduction on wine production and better safety and quality for the automated operations. IT+Robotics contribute to this project developing the motion control algorithms and it is the advisor regarding the hardware setup. A further contribute, in collaboration with the IAS-Lab, is the development of a wireless battery charger system prototype and a complete autonomous docking algorithm to enable a robot to be 24/7 autonomous and operative.