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Call for IROS 2015 Full-Day Workshop on AGRI-FOOD ROBOTICS: Dealing with natural variability at the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
2 October - HAMBURG
This full-day workshop focuses on the intersection between robotic systems and the agricultural sector, with emphasis on food production (agri-food robotics). One of the main challenges in this field is to deal with the huge natural variability in agricultural products and environments, and the need for flexibility to perform different tasks. The workshop will focus on presenting and discussing the latest scientific and applied research on systems and methods to ensure that robots are equipped with the robustness and flexibility to deal with the variability. The workshop furthermore aims to give an overview of the state-of-the-art in the field and to discuss future directions, as well as to increase awareness of the scientific and societal challenges in agri-food robotics among robotic researchers, engineers, and practitioners in general.
>> Important dates
- Submission of full-length paper (4-6 pages IROS style): July 5, 2015
- Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2015
- Submission of final paper: August 30, 2015
- Workshop: October 2, 2015
Every paper will be reviewed by at least two peers. The selection of accepted papers will be done by the organizing committee, based on the reviews. Contributions of highest quality will be selected for oral presentations, others will be granted a poster presentation.
- Gert Kootstra, Wageningen University and Research Centre
- Yael Edan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
- Eldert van Henten, Wageningen University and Research Centre
- Marcel Bergerman, IEEE TC on Agricultural Robotics and Automation, and Carnegie Mellon University
Ag News - New issue out! And includes stories such as "Soil sampling
features include interviews with early adopter of PA, South Australian
grain grower Mark Branson who provides an economic analysis of his 10
years of using PA and how it is adding $57/ha to his annual profit and
with Victorian tomato grower who is the first to yield monitor his field
Other topics include:
- adaptive irrigation in horticulture
- pest mapping in sugarcane
site specific fungicides
Name for SPAA
Other than changing its name SPAA is continuing to work hard for its members and the wider industry in the development and adoption of PA across Australia.
Gallery: 5 new agricultural product enhancements by Kathy Graul (Farm Industry News)
In this week’s installment of New Product Monday, we focus in on a group of products and services that have recently been enhanced in a variety of ways. Claas invests in a new shredlage technology for its harvesters; Monsanto upgrades two of its pest management tools; New Holland upgrades its mini excavators; Syngenta expands its AgriEdge program; and John Deere adds tools to the Operations Center within MyJohnDeere. Click through for more information and links.
The free Genuity Rootworm Manager iPad device application debuted in May 2014 as a technology to help farmers asses their risk for corn rootworm pressure and provide field-specific recommendations for the farmer. During the 2015 season, growers who take advantage of this app will now experience improved ease of use and the ability to backup data through Apple iCloud storage.
The Genuity sponsored InsectForecast.com monitors corn earworm, Western bean cutworm, corn rootworm and soybean aphids. This tool was developed by climatologist and meteorologist Mike Sandstrom to help farmers understand their current pest pressure and make more accurate predictions for future migrations. Farmers who sign up for this free tool will now be able to experience a more responsive mobile phone and tablet experience with larger map images. Along with the map images, users will now be able to see the migration patterns of all four monitored insects for the past growing season as well as the current season.
Corn and soybean farmers can sign up at www.insectforecast.com to receive free email alerts to pest pressures that pose a risk in their geographic area. Corn farmers at risk for rootworm pressure can visit Genuity.com/RootwormManager or visit the iTunes App Store for a free download.
The program is designed through the eyes of the grower and focuses on the needs of the whole farm, and not just one crop. A combination of total-farm management with record-keeping software and personalized, on-farm support, AgriEdge Excelsior enables growers to maximize their profit potential and helps improve the collaborative relationship they have with their suppliers, the value chain and Syngenta.
With the help of its reseller partners, Syngenta provides a broad portfolio of products and solutions that allow growers the flexibility to do what makes sense agronomically and economically within their operations, through on-farm support.
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The wife and I were sitting around the breakfast table one lazy Sunday morning.
I said to her, "If I were to die suddenly, I want you to immediately sell all my stuff.”
"Now why would you want me to do something like that?” she asked.
"I figure that you would eventually remarry and I don’t want some other asshole using my stuff.”
She looked at me and said:
"What makes you think I’d marry another asshole?”
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