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Robotics Specialist Interest Group

The application of AI and robotics to agriculture has seen an explosion in interest and investment in recent years. In what is being heralded as the Fourth Agricultural revolution, there are increasing numbers of engineers and technicians involved in the development and use of robotic technology. The application of robotics to agricultural problems will undoubtedly redefine the economics of food production and open up new opportunities for farmers and farming methods

Aims of the Group

The aim of the robotics and AI special interest group is to provide a forum for all IAgrE members to discuss, learn and increase their understanding of agricultural robotics and AI.  The topics explored by the robotics special interest group will be both commercial and technical. 

About the Group

All Robotics and AI special interest group events will be open attendance to encourage involvement and interaction from a diverse audience, however the back catalog of event recordings will only be accessible to IAgrE members.

The Robotics and AI special interest group is being headed up by Raymond King AMIAgrE, Lead Engineer at Small Robot Company and Kit Franklin MIAgrE,  Senior Lecturer at Harper Adams University and Principal Investigator of Hands Free Farm.


Our next event is a Discussion Forum - Addressing Barriers to Autonomous Agriculture Adoption - the event will be hosted by Kit & Ray and the panel comprises, James Lowenberg-DeBoer from Harper Adams University, Eve Macready Jones from the Heath & Safety Executive and Charlie York from NFU Mutual - find our more and Book your place here.

The first event "The application of robotics in agriculture - Discussion and thoughts from a cross industry panel" was held on Tuesday 8 February.    This was a very well attended event and the recording is now available to IAgrE members.

You can find other recordings of interest on the IAgrE Videos YouTube Channel - this is a link to Kit Franklin's Lunchtime Lecture on How Robots are redefining the future of farming.  This is a link to a lecture given by Ray King from the Small Robot Company at a recent Wrekin Branch meeting on Super Tom.

For more information or to find out how to get involved please contact Sarah at the Secretariat. 

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