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WP7 - Smart & Sustainable Campus

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1909.i201.029..personal transport people isometric717x540 macrovecto Freepik.jpgThe ROBSYS network converges with the project Smart & Sustainable Campus on Automated Mobility initiated very recently by the Chair of Mobility and Intelligent Transpor Systems. This project aims at installing on the Campus an experimentation zone dedicated to intelligent transports. Indeed, the Campus of Bordeaux is one of the largest campuses in Europe where, despite the tramway, several sites remain inaccessible. Therefore this crowded urban environment, full of students walking, pedestrians and other moving and stationary objects, constitutes a good use case scenario to demonstrate for first- and last-mile transportation services.


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2004.i121.064.isometric smart farm flowchart 771x540 macrovecto Freepik.jpgOn the agricultural side, we want to set up an experimental zone where precision/robotics agricultural techniques could be studied. This would be convergent with the Agro-ecological Campus project of BSA, still under consideration, and its associated Farm-Lab dedicated to the experimentation of cutting edge sustainable agricultural practices. This could include micro-plots and greenhouses with robotics experiments with several levels of environment control (outside market garden plot, hydroponic crops).

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Together, our aim is to create and deploy a testing facility in the open environment of the campus in order to experiment future connected and autonomous mobility modes in real conditions and environment for 1) transports 2) agricultural robotics. The purpose of this experimentation centre is to support research projects that require real experimentations, academic courses and student projects, and a Living Lab gathering interdisciplinary research teams for automated mobility.

Mobility, but also Urban Agriculture (like e.g. the ultraponic project mentioned before, or the E-TRACT robot, see WP6), is also of great importance and an important focus area in the south western region, involving both institutions Bordeaux Metropole and the Region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

This work package fits with the project ACT of the university of Bordeaux, as it consists in using the campus as an experiment zone. In particular it would fit in two big challenges of ACT: 1) “Campus Durable” and 2) “Alimentation et écosystème résilient”, in particular with the innovation part. 

This would also consolidate the collaborations between partners of ROBSYS and the new research unit UGE, specialised in mobility and transportation, and located at the Campus, with Topos is a regional cluster specialised in automated mobility, gathering many stakeholders from both public/private sectors.

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