Vision + Robotics: WUR's Robotica Program Enters New Phase
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Vision + Robotics: WUR's Robotica Program Enters New Phase

  • 14 November 2023

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has embarked on an exciting new chapter with its Agro Food Robotics programme, now rebranded as "Vision + Robotics". This strategic move aligns more closely with the core mission and multidisciplinary expertise of the team, marking a pivotal shift towards a broader scope in the realms of computer vision, robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

A convergence of technological expertise

At the heart of WUR's Vision + Robotics programme is a diverse team of tech experts hailing from various domains within WUR, such as marine, livestock, agriculture, horticulture, and food sectors. By pooling their collective knowledge and skills, they aim to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the world of computer vision, robotics, machine learning, and AI. This rebranding reflects their wider vision and objectives as they continue to lead advancements in this rapidly evolving field.

Expansion and diversification

Over the past seven years, the programme has seen substantial growth in both team size and the variety of research projects sourced from all corners of WUR. Erik Pekkeriet, Programme Manager of Vision + Robotics, emphasizes that the rebranding better represents the essence of their work. They remain committed to researching and developing cutting-edge technologies that integrate computer vision and robotics. The new name, 'Vision + Robotics', aptly encapsulates this commitment. Their strong link with the agri-food domain within WUR remains evident.

New content platform launch

To reinforce its position as a leading research partner for high-tech solutions in the WUR research domains, Vision + Robotics is also launching its new content platform, This platform will keep industrial and business partners, researchers, and the broader community informed about the latest developments, insights, and research in the fields of computer vision, robotics, machine learning, and AI. It aims to serve as a hub for knowledge sharing, fostering collaboration and innovation among experts.

For more information about WUR's Vision + Robotics programme and to explore the content platform, visit

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