Nasekomo is excited to kick-off an international partnership on application of cognitive robotics for automated insect farms

27 Jan 2021

In January’ 2021 together with 19 partners from EU we kicked-off the CoRoSect Project: Cognitive Robotic System for Digitalized and Networked (Automated) Insect Farms, funded by the Horizon Europe Program (ID: 101016953)

CoRoSect is a three year project which addresses the need of coupling research on bionomics and life cycle of insects intended to be used as food and feed, with new robotic tools and protocols for mechanization and automation of insect farming, which is a critical point stressed by the Technical Expert Consultation on Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in Assuring Food Security.

CoRoSect forms a novel integrated cognitive robotic ecosystems where the repetitive but also cognitively and physically demanding tasks requiring increased manual effort or continuous human supervision during the insects’ lifecycle, are replaced by automatic robotic-based procedures which will also draw upon research performed on understanding biological, technical and economic requirements of insect rearing and optimizing all involved processes.

Focusing on real insect rearing problems, CoRoSect technologies will evaluated through large-scale pilots in 5 insect farms placed in 5 European countries rearing three of the most commonly occurring species, thereby contributing essentially to a secure and sustainable food supply in Europe.

Nasekomo Plc. is proud to be one of the insect farms which will co-develop and pilot the CoRoSect innovative solution

CoRoSect contact person at Nasekomo:

Maria Alexandrova, Projects and Sustainability manager, maria.aleksandrova at nasekomo.life

CoRoSect Coordinator:

Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101016953.