Phenomobile / Scouting Robot

Fully autonomous platform for scouting and phenotyping applications, capable of integrating sensors from different manufacturers.

100 % energy self-sufficient

Solar powered without need for recharging. Works up to 12 hours a day without a human operator.

100% autonomous in navigation

The robot moves according to a predefined RTK GPS trajectory.

130Kg of simplicity

Lightweight design minimises
soil compaction – reliable,
robust and safe.


  • Autonomous

  • Solar powered

  • Easy to control

  • Easy maintenance

  • Lightweight

  • Safe

  • Conserves the organic life of the soil, with limited soil compaction

  • The robot moves according to a predefined RTK GPS trajectory.

  • Solar powered without need for recharging.


The ecoRobotix™ scouting robot is a platform supporting different sensors for rapid plant phenotyping on the field. It operates fully autonomously, without any driver or operator, and is powered entirely by solar energy.

Thanks to GPS RTK positioning, the robot orients itself and navigates precisely within user defined parcels. Its path is programmable and a large number of mission trajectories can be stored on the machine or on the ecoRobotix servers.

A smartphone application is available for local robot control and to load the appropriate missions. During operation, the robot status can be monitored remotely using the desktop & smartphone applications.

Due to its generous accommodation space and power supply, the robot can interface with various types of sensors from different manufacturers. Sensors can also be mounted on a height adjustable payload arm at the front of the robot suitable for different crop heights.

The speed of the robot can be adapted along defined path segments as needed by the sensor(s) which are mounted. The robot can also provide commands to start and end sensor recording and feed its RTK GPS position information to the sensor.

A wide range of uses

Thanks to its adjustable width (1.4m to 2.1m) and the positioning of the adjustable sensor (1m to 1.8m), the robot can be used on a wide variety of crops, for example cereals, beets, market garden crops.

Technical Specifications

  • 1 Photovoltaic panels

  • 2 Navigation by GPS and sensors

  • 3 Electrical drive

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Platform Specifications

  • Dimensions

    2.20 x 1.70 x 1.30 (width x length x height)
    Adjustable inter-wheel spacing: 1.4 – 2.1m

  • Weight

    130 kg

  • Speed

    0.05 m/s – 0.4 m/s

  • Field geometries & Crop layouts

    Mobile App: Single rectangular plot only / Desktop App: Multiple rectangular plots
    Various crop layouts supported

  • Energy

    Solar Powered (2x300W) and Battery

  • Navigation

    Fully autonomous with GPS RTK positioning (< 5 cm precision) - 100 % of the field can be surveyed, except border of 0.5 m

  • Sensors

    Megapixel color camera (optional), GPS, compass

  • Control and configuration

    By Smartphone or Tablet (Android/iOS) Desktop

  • Communication

    Short (WiFi) or long distance (3G, 4G)

  • Soil humidity / Wind

    Soil must not be too wet or viscous. Maximum wind 60 km/h at ground level.

  • Other

    To be operated in fully enclosed parcels or with operator in direct vicinity
    (safety requirement)

Payload (sensor) Specifications

  • Payload Max Height from Ground

    1.2 m (for payloads mounted below solar panels) - 1.8 m (for payloads mounted on dedicated Payload arm)

  • Power

    48W (24 V, 2 A)

  • Max Weight

    30* kg

  • Envelope

    2.2 m x 0.85 m x 1.2 m**

  • Comm & Data Interface

    RS 232 / Gigabit Ethernet

  • Control

    Possibility to send commands to robot via API

  • Data Available to Payload

    Possibility to request status information from robot (e.g. GPS RTK position, speed, mission status, other) via API

Specifications for information purposes only, subject to change without notice.

* for payloads mounted below solar panels

** for payloads mounted below solar panels, height depending on plant/ground height



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