Guest lecture by Professor Salah Sukkarieh on 9th December 2019

The robotics research team at the University of Lincoln invites you to attend the guest lecture by Prof Salah Sukkarieh from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Topic: Agriculture Robotics in Australia: from R&D to Commercialisation

Date: Monday 9th December 2019

Time:                    2pm-3pm

Location: MB0302, Cargill Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool Campus

Abstract: This presentation will look at the R&D activity in Ag robotics at the ACFR over the last 15 years and its application to improving agriculture productivity. The presentation will discuss the research and challenges in air and ground robotics in agriculture, the operational trials conducted across Australia, and the challenges in commercialisation of the technology. 

Speaker Biography:  Salah Sukkarieh is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, and is the CEO of Agerris, a new Agtech startup company from the ACFR developing autonomous robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. He was the Director Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics from 2007-2018, where he led the strategic research and industry engagement program in the world’s largest field robotics institute. He is an international expert in the research, development and commercialisation of field robotic systems and has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining. Salah was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies in 2014, the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, and the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year nominee. Salah is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and has over 500 academic and industry publications in robotics and intelligent systems.