The Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) held their annual away day on Friday 8th October 2021. The event, which was organised by L-CAS and AgriFoRwArdS colleagues, took place at the University of Lincoln’s beautiful Riseholme Campus. The event provided the L-CAS and AgriFoRwArdS Community with a wonderful opportunity to all come together for the first time this academic year, and the weather was glorious, showing off Riseholme Campus in all its glory.
The event gave L-CAS the perfect chance to welcome the new MSc RAS students, who joined the University this October, which of course, included our very own AgriFoRwArdS Cohort 3 students.
Talks included scientific spotlights, and technology talks, on use of RAS in early cancer detection, human labour planning, robotic assembly in space, and object detection for weed spraying (to name just a few!). The talks were interesting and varied, and the 80+ attendees participated and engaged with activities during the day.
The day concluded with ‘Beyond 9-5’ where delegates were told (in no uncertain terms!) how to make the perfect ragu, and which is Koreans’ favourite coffee! A fun end to really interesting day.
Participants also heard from three of our Cohort 1 students, who each gave an update on their PhD research so far.
- Karoline Heiwolt: 4D Scene Analysis for Autonomous Operation of Mobile Robots on Farms
- Roopika Ravikanna: Fleet Management of Autonomous Agricultural Robots with Human Awareness
- Willow Mandil: Data-driven methods for detecting fruit and planning harvesting actions in dense cluster (DPFH)
If anyone is interested in hearing more about the research being conducted by Karoline, Roopika, Willow or any of our L-CAS colleagues, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.