Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers

Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers BV at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

in this presentation we will give an overview of current and future solutions, challenges, easy-wins and what will come. The technology is available, how to adopt it? Agricultural applications will be faster to implement than automotive, but how can we benefit from each other?

About Allard Martinet
After graduating Agricultural Engineering in Wageningen, Allard Martinet has worked in various positions in Dutch companies related to high tech farming, GPS, robotics and sprayers. He is currently responsible for sales and new business at Precision Makers BV

About Precision Makers BV
Precision Makers BV is probably one of the few companies focusing on automating the green sector and has a track record of already 10 years providing high tech automated/driverless vehicles to golf courses, sports fields, agriculture and orchards. These solutions are running worldwide.

Smart FarmingAbout Smart Farming Conference
The Smart Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Scope: After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also  to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Focus topics:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 (drones (Air / Land), sensors /sensor network, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
  • Precision agriculture
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing and many more…

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