On Monday, February 7, the week of cooperation around the FarmBot (vegetable gardening robot) began, within the framework of the OpenLab of L’Institut Agro Dijon with Marc-Alexandre Favier (Unité Pédagogique Agroéquipements), Mohammed Hawndi and Ambroise Marin (OpenLAB Technum).
On the first day, a FarmBot programming workshop was organized with a dozen students and research assistants from the TU Kaiserslautern: 'Discovering the specialties of Dijon with the FarmBot'. During this workshop, the students had to remotely control the FarmBot to detect objects on the plot, and thus discover one of our Dijon specialties: mustard.
This week is part of a more global framework and marks the start of our Franco-German year with the TU Kaiserslautern.
Indeed, as part of the 60 years of partnership between Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Rhénanie-Palatinat, several actions are conducted by the Tech Agro Sup Chair to develop this partnership, under the name "Deutscher Agro-Parcours". The University of Kaiserslautern shares this objective of carrying out immediate concrete joint actions in 2022.
Other actions/events are planned for 2022: Franco-German meetings, student visits, participation in the SIMA Talents space, etc.
Genesis of the project
The Deutscher Agro-Parcours aims to remove the various obstacles (lack of mutual knowledge between the two French and German ecosystems), to highlight the respective Franco-German specificities in AgTech, to make the various AgTech players in each country known, and to make 2022 a year in which Franco-German exchanges are concretely established for L'Institut Agro Dijon, in this specific field.