At IROS 2022, A paper on “Constrastive 3D Shape Completion and Reconstruction for Agricultural Robots using RGB-D Frames” was accepted. Congratulations to F. Magistri, E. Marks, S, Nagulavancha, I. Vizzo, T. Läbe,  J. Behley, M. Halstead, C. McCool and C. Stachniss

We had a paper accepted at IROS 2022 on “Towards Autonomous Visual Navigation in Arable Fields “ by A. Ahmadi and M. Halstead and C. McCool.

Also, at IROS 2022 another paper accepted  “BonnBot-I: a precise weed management and crop monitoring platform” by A. Ahmadi and M. Halstead, and C. McCool. Congratulation to everyone involved!

Our paper on “Explicitly incorporating spatial information to recurrent networks for agriculture” by Claus Smitt, Michael Halstead, Alireza Ahmadi, and Chris McCool was recently accepted to Robotics and Automation Letters. Congratulations to everyone involved!

We have recently been joined by Patrick Zimmer (PhD candidate)  and Gautam Dobariya (Software Engineer). Welcome to the team!

We had a paper accepted at ECMR 2021 on “Combining Local and Global Viewpoint Planning for Fruit Coverage“. Congratulation to everyone involved: Tobias Zaenker, Chris Lehnert (QUT), Chris McCool, Maren Bennewitz!

Also, at IROS 2021 work was presented on “Viewpoint Planning for Fruit Size and Position Estimation“. Congratulation to everyone involved: Tobias Zaenker, Claus Smitt, Chris McCool, and Maren Bennewitz!


At DICTA 2020 we presented “Fruit Detection in the Wild: The Impact of Varying Conditions and Cultivar” which was a joint collaboration between the University of Bonn and the Queensland University of Technology. Congratulations to all the authors: Michael Halstead, Simon Denman, Clinton Fookes and Chris McCool!

At IROS 2020 we presented “LiDAR Panoptic Segmentation for Autonomous Driving“. Congratulations to all the authors: Andres Milioto, Jens Behley, Chris McCool, and Cyrill Stachniss!

The latest article on Harvey the Sweet Pepper harvester has been published in the Journal of Field Robotics “Performance Improvements of a Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot in Protected Cropping Environments”. Congratulations to everyone involved Chris Lehnert, Chris McCool, Ikyu Sa and Tristan Perez.