Combined DES/PFS Seminar by Professor Salah Sukkarieh (USyd)

8 March 2013

The Autonomous Farm


Over the last 5 years there has been a growing interest in the use of automated machinery and software processes amongst various agricultural and environment groups. Interestingly its been more of a technology pull then a push driven by international competitiveness, high labour costs (especially during harvesting), and a shrinking workforce. This talk will present some of our R&D on the use of robotic air and ground vehicles for environment monitoring and more recently in specific horticulture applications. The talk will also present what elements are being seen as important to piece together in defining a futuristic farm that is fully automated.

Professor Sukkarieh is Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at Sydney University andDirector of Research and Innovation - Australian Centre for Field Robotics.

All welcome to attend.

Time: 4-5PM

Location: Room 422, Biomedical Building C81, ATP

Contact: A/Prof Willem Vervoort

Phone: 02 8627 1054

Email: 0d513954110446215633445602473b05064d160d162e582d050759273a