Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (26/01/2013 02.50)

Innovative sprayers for pest control

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The sustainable use of pesticide and the need of a renewed integrated system of agricultural knowledge and management in course of evolution by the precision agriculture approach moved the design of the EU FP7 RHEA Project. RHEA focuses on the design, development, and testing of a new generation of automatic and robotic systems to perform field operations in sustainable crop management using a fleet of small, heterogeneous robots –ground and aerial– equipped with advanced sensors, enhanced end effectors and improved decision control algorithms. The objective of the Unit of Florence is the realization of a sprayer with distribution based on the geometry in intensive and super-intensive olive trees. A complex air assisted sprayer has been designed and realized as concentration of the latest innovation of the international research integrated in the RHEA robot system. Will be executed, therefore, laboratory tests of the devices and testing in the field of prototype made.

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Research Fields

Agricultural sciences - Other

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Frequency of calls1/4/2013-31/3/2014
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE - Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agrari, Alimentari e Forestali - GESAAF

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