Valencia (Spain), 23-25 May 2018
The Mid-project meeting of the VineScout project took place in Valencia, Spain, the third week of May (M18). Project partners could check the current status of the second prototype VS-2 and plan ahead the exciting testing season 2018, where many upgrades implemented in the robot will be tested in real environments from June to the end of August, when the Second Steering Week will be held. The highlight of the Mid-project meeting was the session with the Advisory Board. Professor Lorenzo Marconi from Italy, Mr. Marc Vanacht from the USA, and Dr. Thomas Engel from Germany traveled to Valencia to join the consortium for the meeting, and Dr. Peter Rajendra from Japan attended the entire session remotely through videoconference. The Advisory Board addressed the main concerns raised by the partners and provided excellent guidance for the upcoming challenging months.