CoRoSect Pilots


The transport of insects must be secure, to fit the facility’s production flow, and include recognizing both the transported items as well as the locations and the routes, in addition to be able to cope with either humans or other robot activities. Various types of crates are used to keep apart and transport different insect instars. Production is done in maximum density requiring fine control of the crate pick up, delivery and transport. The main goal is to make crates available for processing and deliver them for incubation and storage.

Large-scale trials in 5 European insect farms

Nasekomo, Entomotech, Entocycle, Italian Cricket Farm, Invertapro


CoRoSect aims at fulfiling real operational needs

By targeting the delivery, deployment, demonstration and thorough evaluation of a functional system prototype in real-world operational environments

To demonstrate the scalability of the proposed system, 3 specific types of insects will be used

Black Soldier Fly

Hermetia illucens

Black Soldier Fly farming is presently the most widespread form of insect farming in the world. The Black Soldier Fly is ideally suited for food production due to its rapid production cycle and high concentration of protein. The high percentage of protein in the larvae makes them an ideal source of food for a wide variety of animals.


Tenebrio molitor

Mealworms are grub-like larvae of darkling beetles that are a protein-filled feed perfect for chickens as well as feed for other domestic birds, reptiles, and fish. Mealworms are also edible for humans, and processed into several insect food items available in food retail such as insect burgers. The small amount of space required to raise mealworms is what makes them a popular choice for insect farmers.


Acheta Domesticus

Crickets are generally raised for their meat, just as poultry or cattle and they are an excellent source of nutrients for humans. They are an immensely rich source of protein, as well as fibers, vitamins, minerals, and ALL of the essential amino acids.  Additionally, crickets are also more easily digested than other traditional sources of protein, like whey or beef.

Insect farming stories you won’t find anywhere else​

Collaboration between humans and robots is on

The digital revolution is taking over many parts of human lives, especially in an industrial setting, creating the best possible cooperation between robots and humans. This type of collaboration is raising and therefore there is a high demand for it. Two different worlds cooperating and collaborating is quite challenging, hence lots of data gathering, innovations, analysis, and system/software development are taking place under the umbrella of the CoRoSect.

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