Date and time:
November 19 at 2:00pm PST/ 5:00pm EST/ 11:00pm CET
November 20 at 7:00am JST/9:00am AEDT
Live Stream: Zoom Webinar (https://zoom.us/j/96297232099)
Live questions and discussion: Slido (https://app.sli.do/event/zweecfxz)
Speaker: Salah Sukkarieh
University of Sydney
Moderator: Peter Corke
Queensland University of Technology
Title: FarmBots for Small Holder Farms
This talk will look at the journey over the last 15 years at the ACFR from small air robotic platforms for environment assessment to ground robots for on-farm tasks. In particular we’ll look at the challenges posed on small holder farms that provide significant challenges to field robotics. The talk will look at how mobile platforms, autonomy, sensing and machine learning can come together to provide precision agriculture solutions from crop intelligence through to weeding and animal assessment, and the impact/benefit this has for growers.
Salah Sukkarieh is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, and CEO of Agerris, a new Agtech startup company from the ACFR developing autonomous robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. He was the Director Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics from 2007-2018, and the Associate Dean of Industry and Innovation in 2019. He has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining. Salah was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies, the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, and the was a NSW nominee for Australian of the Year. Salah is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).