At Friday October 2, the IROS workshop on Agri-Food Robotics took place in conjunction with IROS 2015.
The workshop focused on the intersection between robotic systems and the agricultural sector, with emphasize on food production (agri-food robotics). One of the main challenges in this field is to deal with the huge natural variability in agricultural products and environments, and the need for flexibility to perform different tasks. The main focus of the workshop was on presenting and discussion scientific and applied research to ensure that robots are equipped with the robustness and flexibility to deal with the variability. The workshop furthermore aimed to give an overview of the state-of-the-art in the field and to discuss future direction, as well as to increase awareness of the scientific and societal challenges among robotic researchers, engineers, and practitioners in general.