Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture
This one-day networking event is aimed at Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI) and Agriculture communities (including all crops, livestock and aquaculture). We will be exploring the challenges in agriculture and the potential for RAI technologies to address them.
The event has been very popular and so we are now accepting expressions of interest only. To ensure we have a good representation across all communities and backgrounds, we will review expressions of interest, and be in touch if your place at the event is confirmed.
The agriculture sector faces a number of high-level challenges, including meeting the demands for increased productivity, while maintaining high sustainability standards and low environmental impact. An important and pressing challenge is having access to labour, and this is already impacting several industry sectors. There is a clear need for innovation with opportunities to transfer knowledge and technologies in Robotics and AI from other sectors, however there are barriers to overcome in order to ensure successful development and adoption of suitable technology. Barriers include:
- a lack of knowledge within the agriculture sector about Robotics and AI
- the cost and risk involved in their implementation
- the expert connections required to develop and exploit these
This event aims to address some of these barriers by fostering knowledge transfer between agriculture challenge holders and RAI solution providers, provide an overview of potential funding opportunities for these developments, and presenting success stories of existing innovation projects.
By attending this event, primary producers and growers, agricultural advisers and agricultural machinery manufacturers will gain insight into robotics and AI technologies. Robotics & AI solution providers will gain greater understanding of where their innovations can add value to the UK food supply chain.
All attendees will have the opportunity to make new valuable contacts across the supply chain and across sectors, for potential collaboration, and accessing funding opportunities to stimulate innovation, including the new £90m ISCF funding “Transforming Food Production” which is due to launch soon.
10:00: Session 1: Agricultural Challenges
10:00: Introduction to the workshop
10:20: Challenges in Crop Management
10:40: Challenges in Livestock Management
11:00: Delegate introductions
11:30: Refreshments and networking
12:00: Session 2: Recent Successful RAI projects for AgriFood
13:00: Lunch and networking
14:00: Session 3: Potential Robotics and AI technology solutions
15:00: Session 4: Funding Opportunities, Discussion Forum and Feedback
15:00: Funding Opportunities
15:15: Discussion Forum
15.35: Summary of the day and future activities
16:00: Refreshments, networking and potential consortia building
16:30: Event end