University of Copenhagen

In top 30 among universities worldwide and 2nd in continental Europe


UCPH is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The Faculty of Science is home to 12 departments. The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) has 4 sections with a staff of 150 employees that carry out research in agricultural-, food- and environmental economics. The department is highly interdisciplinary with scholars from economics, political science, ethics and sociology. In particular, the Production, Trade and Policy section at IFRO is concerned with research of production economics as well as impact assessment of new agro-industrial technologies, farm management and environmental economics.

Role in the project

University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics is responsible for conducting the overall integrated social and environmental impact assessment from the implementation of autonomous systems in the four pilot cases. More specifically to conduct a cost benefit analysis of the most promising autonomous systems scenarios and to develop a web-tool for calculating economic and environmental performance of selected agri-robotic systems at farm level. In addition, the department will outline potential ethical concerns and barriers for selected autonomous systems in the project.

Contact person

Søren Marcus Pedersen

Associate Professor 

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Robs4Crops consortium is a diverse and dynamic network of partners, representing key players in pure robotic science and engineering, agricultural robotics industry, agricultural and social sciences, real-world farming, and sustainability-driven innovation practices and collaborative business models.