4th International VDI Conference - Automation and Robotics in Agriculture
SAVE THE DATE – The 4th international VDI conference on Automation and Robotics in Agriculture will be held in Dusseldorf (Germany) from June 28-29, 2023. The 4th VDI Automation and Robotics in Agriculture conference is designed to provide you with an overview and update of the automation market and will look at the challenges, opportunities and developments in robotic technology that will affect the industry over the next years. In a series of interactive round tables discussions you will have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and peers. Discuss relevant case studies and expand your professional network at this integral event for professionals working with automation and robotics in agricultural applications.
Automation and robotics: A growth industry
Thanks to robotics technology, the agricultural industry has made substantial advancements in recent years. This is particularly the case in areas such as livestock, where up to a third of farmers rely on robot-supported systems. From automated cleaning and milking to quality control of milk, for example, robotics has become an integral part of the livestock industry.
There is still great potential for future growth and further adoption of automatic systems in agricultural production. For example, robot technology has only just broken ground in plant cultivation. But considering the options for automatic harvesting, weeding, cutting, sowing, spraying, sorting and packaging, it is clear that there is still a long way to go, with a great deal of opportunity along the way.
The 4th VDI Automation and Robotics in Agriculture conference is the ideal event in which to discuss the current market situation as well as the potential for future opportunities. Find out about the benefits and challenges automation and robotics present and see which solutions can be deployed in your business. Get together with international colleagues and industry experts and learn from one another to further your own development.
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
Speed Networking | Make the most of this networking opportunity by participating in these quick and effective 1-to-1 interactions. Get to know the other attendees and exchange your business cards.
State of Automation
Ag Robots and full Autonomy
Gaëtan Séverac, Co-founder, Naïo Technologies, France
Beyond Level 5 Autonomy – A Real-World View of Autonomy in Farming
Meiko Martin, Director of Business Development – Off-Road Autonomy, Trimble Inc., United States
Successful Robot Introduction – Find the right Farm for Automation
Corné Rispens, MSc. BEng., Entrepreneur – Adoption of Agriculture Robots, DUCKSIZE, The Netherlands
Intelligent Operations & Implementations
Automation and Robotics from the Perspective of an Implement Manufacturer
Dr. Martin Follmer, Director Product Digitalisation, PÖTTINGER Landtechnik GmbH, Austria
Trends and Technologies empowering Navigation of Ag Robots
MBA Gustavo Lopez, Market Access Manager, Septentrio, Belgium
Safe environmental Perception – A Key Technology for Safety of Agricultural Robots
Christian Meltebrink, Technical Industry Manager – Outdoor Automation, SICK AG, Germany
Panel Discussion: Field Robots: Safe enough to sell to every Farmer?
Networking & Coffee Break
Growing new Technologies
Automation in Agriculture – Is the Time ripe now?
Josef Schmidt, CEO, digital workbench gmbh, Germany
Using AI for Weed Control and Crop Scouting
Tomàs Pieras, CTO, Earth Rover, United Kingdom
How do we grow as Innovative AgTech Start-up?
Martijn R. Lukaart, Founder & CEO, Odd.Bot B.V., The Netherlands
End of conference Day One
Interactive Round Table Session
During the interactive Round Table Session, we invite you to engage directly with other experts. The discussions are interactively moderated by experts in an array of fields revolving around robitics and automation in agriculture. Discuss and identify challenges within your sector as well as problems, needs, and solutions. The focus is on the participants – Choose which topic is of most interest to you and introduce your own experiences and questions. The Round Table topics will be announced on our website prior to the event.
Networking & Coffee Break
Automating Livestock Management – Solutions & Use Cases
Precision Farming – How to keep both Farmers and Cows happy
Björn Wiklander, Manager, Data Science & Machine Learning, DeLaval International AB, Sweden
Gas Monitoring and Process Control via LoRa – Eliminating Hazards through Smart Sensor Devices
Andreas Nauber, New Business Development Manager, Co-Author: Silja Dennier, Head of New Business Development, both: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Germany
Robotics on the Fields
Automation and Robotics Adoption
Chuck Baresich, President & Founder, Haggerty AgRobotics Company, and General Manager, Haggerty Creek Ltd., Canada
Architecture of complete Agrocycle Autonomous System for Plantations
Dr. Mikhail Kostkin, CEO, Pek Automotive d.o.o., Slovenia
Per Plant Farming in Cereal Crops
Ben Scott-Robinson, CEO, Small Robot Company, United Kingdom
Dos and Don‘ts – Practical Experiences with Robot in the Field
Jess Pedersen, Product Specialist, Agrointelli, Denmark
End of conference
The 4th VDI Automation and Robotics in Agriculture conference is ideal for professionals and management in OEMs and suppliers in the agricultural industry. Amongst others, this conference will be of interest to:
- Agricultural machinery manufacturers and agricultural equipment suppliers
- Robot manufacturers and developers with a focus on agriculture
- Farm and industrial automation companies
- Software developers and systems integrators
- Agricultural sensor technology vendors
- Mobile and field robot vendors (farming and livestock)
- Robotics start-ups (Hardware and Software)
- Agricultural robot research organizations
- Agricultural business consultants
- Government agencies
- The investor community
Your expert for the VDI Conference
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Ole Green, Founder of Agrointelli, Denmark will be the conference chair and support the conference with his expertise.
If you have any questions about the conference programme or would like to attend next year's conference as a speaker, please contact Dr. Maria Georgiou-Smith.
Are you interested in promoting your company and products at this year‘s VDI Automation and Robotics in Agriculture conference? Contact Sandra Schreiner for more details.
Book your ticket now
You’re interested in robotics and automation and how they will change the agricultural industry today and in the future? You’d like to find out about the challenges, opportunities and benefits inherent in implementing automation and robotics. Then book your space now at the 4th VDI Automation and Robotics in Agriculture conference.
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