With the growing world population and diminishing agricultural lands, it becomes imperative to maximize crop yield by protecting crop health and mitigating against pests and diseases. Though there are decades-old practices still in place, there is also growing adoption of so-called precision agriculture solutions, which employ emerging technologies in sensing, automation, and analytics in daily farmland operations. As farmers gain real-time access to critical data (e.g., land and weather conditions) and can quickly share any untoward findings with others, farmland operations are morphing into full-fledged cyber-physical systems. To this end, this project seeks to develop, implement and evaluate a multi-robot agricultural information collection system that is autonomous, efficient, and secure.
To discuss the state-of-the-art in this emerging topic and to identify potential research and deployment challenges, we are organizing a workshop on April 1, 2022, where keynotes and panelists from academia, industry and federal government agencies will be present. This workshop is partially sponsored by our NSF-CPS grant (#1932300).
The day-long workshop will be organized on April 1, 2022. A tentative agenda of the workshop can be found below.
- 9:30 – Gathering
- 10:00 – Project overview (including UNF/UCF student lightning talks)
- 11:00 – Academic keynotes
- Noon – Lunch
- 1:30 – Industry keynotes
- 2:30 – Govt. keynotes
- 3:00 – Break
- 3:30 – Panel discussion (panel of all presenters)
- 4:30 – FL State University System Agritech research opportunities
- 5:00 – Adjourn
|Dr. O. P. Kreidl||Dr. A. Dutta||Dr. S. Roy||Dr. L. Bölöni|
Dr. O. P. Kreidl from the University of North Florida (email@example.com).