Robotics and AI for transforming agrifood

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Areas mainly addressed: Agri-Food, Robotics and AI/Big Data Value, Autonomy, Collaborative Robots and cloud robotics 

Main questions to be answered: 

· What potential capabilities are needed in robotics & AI to grow largescale? 

· Do we need to introduce some standards in the agri-food sector for the faster integration of robotics & AI? 

WS Description: The food industry is an industry facing many current challenges, such as staff shortages, and increased costs of doing business, as well as longer-term challenges, such as feeding a growing population and environmental protection. 

AI & robotics are able to work on tasks such as rapid picking and placing of food items, and there is the potential to aid on a much larger scale. However, further testing and development of robotics and AI in a variety of environments is still needed. 

In this workshop we aim to look at the potential for robotics and AI to transform agi-food, the advantages and the challenges. Here we will bring together experts in robotics and agrifood, this will include participants in the EU projects CANOPIES and OpenDR. Besides this, a panel discussion with all the speakers will also be organised, with the opportunity to send questions to the workshop host. 

Intended outcome: Workshop covering material new to ERF that the Robotics community should engage with, Information about community involvement and services offered (e.g. DIHs, open calls, platforms, …) 

Approach: Discussion panel – 50 min 

Dynamic section with the attendess – 30 min 

Contributors: Agenda: 

Welcome and introduction 

Robotics research Presentations- Robotics and AI in Precision Agriculture 

Robotics Companies Presentations – Robotics, AI and Autonomous Systems for the agrifood sector 

Robotics research Presentations – agROBOfood EU project: how to build a European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agri food sector (tentative) 

Robotics Companies Presentations – Robotic application in agrifood 

Panel discussion with all the speakers with open-ended questions and interactive activity (30 minutes) 


· Sarah Terreri,, PAL Robotics

· Gizem Bozdemir,, PAL Robotics

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Room 106 – Floor 1
14 March - Agri-Food
Sarah Terreri