From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field – Presented by Thijs Verploegen, Robert Bosch Start-up

Thijs Verploegen

From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field – Presented by Thijs Verploegen, Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH, at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on on June 28, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Bosch wants to make agriculture more sustainable and more efficient. One key to higher yields and more efficiency in the field is connectivity. Smart farming and the connectivity of agriculture are catapulting farms into the future – and are also driving forward new technologies at Bosch. From powertrain systems for tractors and hydraulic solutions for agricultural machinery to connected products for smart farming, the company is transferring automotive technology to agriculture.

About Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH
As a start-up of the Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH we aim to optimize agricultural production processes. The “Deepfield Connect” product range offers networked measuring systems designed to increase production output and improve quality assurance. Continue reading “From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field – Presented by Thijs Verploegen, Robert Bosch Start-up”

Google’s Alphabet pushes smart tech into farming

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Google’s Alphabet pushes smart tech into farming

Farmers could get a helping hand in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at improving the production of food.

Or at least that the plan of X, the experimental tech and R&D division of Google’s parent company Alphabet.

It’s head, the excellently named Astro Teller, revealed the Alphabet’s latest AI ambitions at the EMTech Digital even run by MIT Technology Review, where he explained that machine learning could be used with drones and robots to figure out the best time to harvest crops and farm in parts of the world messed up by climate change, as well as better predicting how pests can affect food production.

“I’ve been saying for years that agriculture, food production [is] one of the biggest industries in the world, it’s one of the least digitally enabled, technology enabled industries in the world, and it’s one of the […] limiting steps for humanity,” said Teller. “So it has been true for a long time that X was like ‘we have got to do a moonshot, maybe several moonshots, in this space.” Continue reading “Google’s Alphabet pushes smart tech into farming”

No Food To Waste – Presented by Jan Vet, Sensite Solutions

Jan Vet

No Food To Waste – Presented by Jan Vet, Sensite Solutions, at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on on June 28, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

The monitoring of commodities like grains is more or less standard these days. Not so much is known about what e.g. temperature combined with moisture content can tell you about the safeguarding of grains. Keeping commodities safe during transport and storage will reduce post-harvest losses tremedously. Mr Jan Vet, CEO of Sensite Solutions, will show research findings on this matter. Furthermore, he will explain the pitfalls of the enormous amount of data generated in this so called (Industrial) Internet of Things-environment: how Big Data can be translated into easy-to-understand-information. It’s all about how to KEEP YOUR FOODSTUFFS SAFE. Continue reading “No Food To Waste – Presented by Jan Vet, Sensite Solutions”

Precision farming platform OneSoil launches survey

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Precision farming platform OneSoil launches survey

We analyze fields by processing satellite imagery using artificial intelligence. We help to apply fertilizers in a smart way and save money.

We dream of making the world’s newest approaches and techniques for precision farming available to every farmer, regardless of the farm’s size or the farmer’s experience. Free of charge. Continue reading “Precision farming platform OneSoil launches survey”

Smart Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner

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Smart Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner

About GeoConnexion
GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Continue reading “Smart Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner”

Smart Farming Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

Smart Farming Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Smart Farming Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner”

Delair is chosen as a John Deere partner to enable drone-to-tractor actionable insights

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The John Deere Operations Center is a portal to connect machines, operators and fields, allowing users to optimize agricultural data management.

Delair works with John Deere to enable drone-to-tractor actionable insights. Thanks to the integration between the two companies’ platforms, customers can directly transfer the business insights, such as scouting maps, precision ag maps for zone management, as well as field inventory maps, from the Delair platform to the JD Operations Center. The machines on the field can then use these insights to automate:

  • Precision replanting
  • Precise herbicide application
  • Farming with management zones

Continue reading “Delair is chosen as a John Deere partner to enable drone-to-tractor actionable insights”

Tiny mobile robots are learning to work with insects so they are accepted in the colony

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Tiny mobile robots are learning to work with insects in the hope the creatures’ sensitive antennae and ability to squeeze into small spaces can be put to use serving humans.

With a soft electronic whirr, a rather unusual looking ant trundles along behind a column of its arthropod comrades as they march off to fetch some food.

While the little insects begin ferrying tiny globules of sugar back home, their mechanical companion bustles forward to effortlessly pick up the entire container and carry it back to the nest.

It is a dramatic demonstration of how robots can be introduced and accepted into insect societies.

But the research, which is being conducted as part of the EU-funded CyBioSys project, could be an important step towards using robots to subtly control, or work alongside, animals or humans.

‘The idea is to be able to solve (a) problem with a better solution than they (the robots and insects) can produce individually,’ said Dr Bertrand Collignon, who is leading the research at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. Continue reading “Tiny mobile robots are learning to work with insects so they are accepted in the colony”

First entirely autonomous harvest, completed at UK robotic farm

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First entirely autonomous harvest, completed at UK robotic farm

It’s harvest season in many parts of the world, but on one farm in the United Kingdom, robots — not humans — are doing all the heavy lifting.

At Hands Free Hectare, an experimental farm run by researchers from Harper Adams University, in the village of Edgmond in the U.K., about 5 tons (4.5 metric tons) of spring barley have been harvested from the world’s first robotically tended farm. Everything from start to finish — including sowing, fertilizing, collecting samples and harvesting — has been done by autonomous vehicles on the farm, according to the researchers.

The team behind the project thinks that robotic technology could improve yields in agriculture, which is necessary if the world’s growing population is to be fed in coming years.

The researchers tackled this problem by using commercially available agriculture machines and open-source software that is used to guide hobbyists’ drones. Continue reading “First entirely autonomous harvest, completed at UK robotic farm”

APIS, the pollinator drone – Presented by Anthony Van der Pluijm & Aleksandar Petrov, Delft University of Technology

Micro Air Vehicle Lab

APIS, the pollinator drone – Presented by Anthony Van der Pluijm & Aleksandar Petrov, Delft University of Technology, Micro Air Vehicle Lab, at the Smart Farming Conference, Jun 29, 2017, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Pollination, typically done by bees, is in some cases insufficient or ineffective. For this reason, a proof of concept of a fully autonomous micro air vehicle is being designed for greenhouses. Both a market study and an investigation into the engineering challenges were performed. Indeed, the technological advances that have been made in indoor navigation, miniaturization and precise vision based control have allowed the opportunity for this project. The combination of aspects such as safety, sustainability and efficiency have led to a unique design, the APIS (Autonomous Pollination and Imaging System). Continue reading “APIS, the pollinator drone – Presented by Anthony Van der Pluijm & Aleksandar Petrov, Delft University of Technology”