Chris Roberts, Head of Industrial Robotics at Cambridge Consultants UK is confirmed as a keynote speaker for our Annual Conference. LandWISE 2017: Are we ready for automation?
Cambridge Consultants is a world-class supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting with more than 500 staff including scientists, mathematicians, engineers and designers.
Chris was one of the presenters at AgriTech-East’s Robotics Pollinator in October 2016, which Dan attended as part of his Trimble Foundation Study Trip investigating farm robotics.
“I was really impressed with Chris and his presentation. He worked clearly and methodically through the issues that need very careful consideration.”
In this presentation Chris will take a look at the prospects for robotic fruit harvesting, an issue of note in New Zealand as production levels rise and labour availability reduces.
Some of Chris’ questions:
- Automation has existed in agriculture for decades: what’s new?
- Why hasn’t it happened everywhere already?
- Which tasks to automate?
- What has to come together for a successful harvesting robot?
Chris will address these questions and more at LandWISE 2017.