Agri-food robotics: state of the art and future challenges

  • Date and time: Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 14:00-15:30.
  • Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • More info on the European Robotic Forum (ERF)
  • Don’t forget to register for the ERF!


14:00-14:10 Gert Kootstra (Wageningen University and Research)
Introduction to Agri-Food Robotics

14:10-14:20 John Gray (University of Manchester)
An IoT enabled adaptive packaging line for fresh and processed food products – PicknPack Project

14:20-14:30 Simon Pearson (Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology, University of Lincoln)
Agri-food robotics – from dreams to aspirations and reality

14:30-14:40 Richard Green (National Centre for Precision Farming, Harper Adams University)
Agri-Food and Horticultural Robotic and Data Analytic Developments

14:40-14:50 Thilo Steckel (Claas)
Data management challenges in arable farming while heading towards higher degree of autonomy

14:50-15:00 Gesa Reiss (York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Enterprise Partnership)
Economic development aspects

15:00-15:30 Discussion on future challenges (panel discussion)