We are pleased to have Simon Pearson, Director of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, University of Lincoln, join us for this ART-AI seminar entitled ‘The role of robotics and AI in agricultural transformation’. The video of this talk is available below;
The seminar took place online on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 14th December 13.15pm-14.15pm chaired by Alan Hunter.
Abstract The role of robotics and AI in agricultural transformation
Simon will highlight ongoing research in Lincoln and across the UK on the application of advanced robotic systems and AI in agriculture. He highlights application driven research and some of the challenges to deploy AI within the sector.
Professor Simon Pearson is the Director of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology,
University of Lincoln.
Simon has become a leader in inter-disciplinary research in the field of agri-technology by
bringing together academic and industrial experts who are striving to improve technological,
environmental and human capital aspects of the food industry. This research embraces a
diverse range of agri-technology applications including robotic systems, automation and
design for manufacture of integrated e-hubs for agricultural vehicles. Simon is seeking to
develop agri-robotics to drive productivity across the agri-food sector, including crop
harvesting, phenotyping and crop care.
Through the UKRI-EPSRC funded project, The Internet of Food Things. Simon brings
together a network of experts to investigate how artificial intelligence, data analytics and
emerging technologies can enhance the digitalisation of the UK food supply chain.