Workshop, 5th March, 16:30
How can we improve the interaction between machine and
biology? This workshop will address aspects of the challenge
of producing more food and biomass - on a smaller area, with less
input, and with fewer people involved in the process.
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It is generally agreed that robots and automation will play a
major role in the future production of food and biomass.
However, unlike industrial robots, the machines and implements
introduced in connection with the production of biological material
must be adapted - and be able to adapt - to working in a changing
environment and with living matter. Furthermore, in spite of the
complexity of the tasks undertaken by agricultural robots and the
multiple roles they can play in the production, the robots must be
easy and intuitive to operate.
The workshop will focus on how the future challenges in
agriculture - relating to, among others, environmental aspects,
availability of workforce, and quantitative and qualitative
increase in production - can be met by approaches where biology and
technology are integrated in systems approaches. The workshop will
consider concepts for agricultural production, involving robotics
and automation, from a technological, a biological and the user's
16:30 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:10
17:10 - 17:25
17:25 - 17:40
Keld K. Bertelsen
17:40 - 18:00
- Simon Blackmore, Harper Adams University College
- Barnabas Wetton, Designskolen Kolding
- Niels Langkilde, Bramstrup Estate
- Keld K. Bertelsen, SDU
- Food and biomass production
The workshop will comprise lectures and a plenum discussion.
- Bent S. Bennedsen, RoboCluster, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keld K. Bertelsen, RoboCluster, email@example.com
The European Robotics Forum, organized by the European
robotic networks EURON, EUROP, the euRobotics Coordination Action
and hosted by The Danish Technological Institute, is in the
field of robotics the meeting point for engineers, scientists and
business people from all over Europe. The event will take
place from 5-7 March 2012 in Odense, Denmark.
More than 300 robotics researchers from industry and academia,
as well as entrepreneurs and public investors, are expected to
discuss the latest developments, research challenges and business
opportunities for European robotics.
This year's theme of the European Robotics Forum is "European
Robotics towards new horizons".
For more information, registration for the forum, and to become
an exhibitor, please visit the official European Robotics Forum
2012 website at www.europeanrobotics12.eu