Agri-Tech East Pollinator - Swarm Robotics – The agri-workforce of the future?


Agri-Tech East Pollinator - Swarm Robotics – The agri-workforce of the future?

We will explore the prospect of swarm robotics and the potential for its impact on-farm, as well as some of the technical challenges around sensor and data fusion, combining algorithms from multiple machines into a single decision-making system. How close swarm robotics is to commercial application?

Dates 25 Apr 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Opening times 16.00-19.00
Cost Free (members) / £35.00+VAT (non-members)
Venue Future Business Centre, King’s Hedges Road, CB4 2HY
Organiser name Becky Dodds
Telephone
01223 760135
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Event details:

Robots on farms are ideally suited to do the jobs that are dirty, dangerous, difficult or dull. Much of the innovation to date has focussed on developing high-spec individual machines, but the agricultural labour force of the future is likely to be boosted by teams of small robots working together – with their individual contributions combining to make a cheaper, more effective or more intelligent system. Here we will explore the prospect of swarm robotics and the potential for its impact on-farm, as well as some of the technical challenges around sensor and data fusion, combining algorithms from multiple machines into a single decision-making system. How close swarm robotics is to commercial application?

Programme

16.00     Registration, coffee

16.30     Welcome and introduction

16.40     Alan Millard, Lecturer in Robotics, University of Plymouth

Coming to a field near you - what is swarm robotics, and how could it revolutionise the way we farm?

17.00     Clive Blacker, CEO, Precision Decisions

The robotics numbers game

17.20     Mark Nicholson, Senior Research and Teaching Fellow in Systems Safety Engineering, University of York

Safety management of autonomous farms

17.40     Dr David Rose,  Lecturer in Geography, University of East Anglia

Robots in the fourth agricultural revolution: building public support

18.00     Panel discussion

18.30     Networking and refreshments

19.00     Event close

 

Cost:

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