The UPM researchers have literally "field tested" ROSPHERE on farms to monitor soil conditions by rolling along within rows of crops. The data would help farmers utilize more precision-farming techniques. ROSPHERE was also tested around people for work in shared environments with farm workers.
What's next for ROSPHERE? UPM will focus on improving its autonomous navigation and mechanical strength to make it a more versatile assistant.
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