Most projects are carried out jointly with companies and other research entities at SDU, and are externally funded, supporting industrial collaboration and societal relevance. We support our employees in building their academic careers, and we happily assist those who wish to transition from academia to industry or vice versa.
SDU Software Engineering is or has been involved in the following research projects:
Facility Cobot, a Grand Solutions project funded with 17.6 million DKK including 12 million DKK from the Innovation Fund. With six comitted partnes, the project will run over three years and has set out to create robots with sensor technology and artificial intelligence, helping the cleaning staff in cafeterias and airports. Addressing the need for new technologies that can improve the efficiency and ergonomics of cleaning. Read more about the Facility Cobot here.
Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the atmosphere each year, which could represent up to 18% of global emissions. With the advent of Precision Farming which uses new technologies to handle and manage farm information, economic returns can be improved and environmental impact can be reduced. As such, precision feeding is about getting the right nutrient to the right animal at the right time, which can increase feed efficiency and productivity and consequently improve farm profitability and lower emission intensity.
The project proposes the integrated use of wireless sensor networks, data analytics and modelling that enable an efficient decision support system together with a state-of-the-art cloud solution supporting blockchain for livestock agriculture. By minutely tracing the livestock feed and GHG emission, the FarmSustainaBl project will contribute to raising consumer awareness on the importance of low-GHG emission livestock produce as well as be able to optimize the and lower the GHG emission in animal production systems.