The interdisciplinary approach of developing hardware for autonomous sensors and machine learning—or Artificial intelligence—in combination with the fundamentals and applications of VAM has produced extensive results. Fundamental relationships were understood for the first time, new possibilities were developed, and many new scientific questions arose in the project so far. The organisation and content of the scientific work, schematically shown in the below Figure 1, comprises four work packages (WP). The findings per work package are introduced subsequently. 

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