Swarm Robotics – The agri-workforce of the future?
April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Robots on farms are ideally suited to do the jobs that are dirty, dangerous, difficult or dull.
Much of the innovation to date has focussed on developing high-spec individual machines, but the agricultural labour force of the future is likely to be boosted by teams of small robots working together (swarm robotics) – with their individual contributions combining to make a cheaper, more effective or more intelligent system.
Here we will explore the prospect of swarm robotics and the potential for its impact on-farm, as well as some of the technical challenges around sensor and data fusion, combining algorithms from multiple machines into a single decision-making system. How close swarm robotics is to commercial application?
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