Date: 24 – 27 June 2018
Location: Department of Engineering, Unviversity of Cambridge, UK.
Conference Aims and Focus: Developing a future with sustainable agriculture and maintaining food security is recognised as a significant humanitarian challenge for the future. With the world population set to exceed 9 billion by 2050 and increasing economic and work-force challenges, this is placing an increasing strain on production environments and resources. To meet this important societal challenge, research and development in the agri-food sector is of utmost importance with automation and learning providing the opportunity to improve the efficiency of its processes, reduce waste and costs, and improve food quality and safety. The global smart agriculture market estimated to be in the order of $2,000 million and has significant industrial interest.
This is highly interesting and challenging research problem due to the environmental conditions and real-world nature of the challenge. Challenges range from the identification, picking, handling, classification and packaging are all significantly tied to vision, learning and manipulation challenges, which address many fundamental unsolved research questions.
This workshop seeks to address the research challenges by providing a forum for discussion between research and industry and bringing together researchers to demonstrate world leading research in food sustainability challenges.
For further information visit Cambridge Agri-Food Robotics Workshop