AgriFoRwArdS Outputs and Impacts

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Presentations by AgriFoRwArdS Students

Presentation titleEventDatesPresenter
Unifying Path and Centre-Surround Retinex AlgorithmsLondon Imaging Meeting (LIM) 202426/06/2024 to 28/06/2024Afsaneh Karami
How boundary objects facilitate knowledge integration in small groups2024 ISPIM Innovation Conference09/06/2024 to 12/06/2024Bethan Moncur
Unified Mapping Standards for Robotic Systems: Enhancing Interoperability and Efficiency Across Diverse Environments2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)13/05/2024 to 17/05/2024James Heselden
Loss-Free Machine UnlearningThe Twelfth International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 202407/05/2024 to 11/05/2024Jack Foster
Virtual model control for compliant reaching under uncertainties4th International Online Conference on Embodied Intelligence20/03/2024 to 22/03/2024Yi Zhang
Inverse Dynamics Control of Musculoskeletal Structures using Hebbian Based Sensory-Motor Coordination4th International Online Conference on Embodied Intelligence20/03/2024 to 22/03/2024Elijah Almanzor
Learning Robust Rewards Functions from Video DemonstrationsMachine Learning Summer School (MLSS) 202404/03/2024 to 15/03/2024Emlyn Williams
Fast Machine Unlearning Without Retraining Through
Selective Synaptic Dampening
The 38th Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-24)20/02/2024 to 27/02/2024Jack Foster
Automatic Aphid Counting Based on Deep Learning in Unstructured Agriculture EnvironmentsBeetTech2406/02/2024 to 08/02/2024Xumin Gao
Agents, Multi-Agent systems and Simulation tools and techniquesCampden BRI Knowledge Sharing Sessions06/02/2024Amie Owen
Computer Vision Pipeline for Automated Antarctic Krill AnalysisBritish Machine Vision Association Conference (BMVC) 202319/11/2023 to 25/11/2023Mazvydas Gudelis
Human detection and body posture recognition for human-robot collaborative applications4th IEEE UK&I Young Professionals Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium18/11/2023Prabuddhi Wariyapperuma
Simplifying Tone Curves for Image Enhancement31st Color and Imaging Conference 202313/11/2023 to 17/11/2023James Bennett
Evaluating the Use of Interpretable Quantized Convolutional Neural Networks for Resource-Constrained DeploymentInternational Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (KDIR) 202313/11/2023 to 15/11/2023Harry Rogers
Static Shape Control of Soft Continuum Robots using Deep Visual Inverse Kinematics ModelsInternational Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 202301/10/2023 to 05/10/2023Elijah Almanzor
Controller-based Reinforcement Learning in Robotics ManipulationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Yi Zhang
Automatic Aphid Counting Based on The Yellow Water Pan Trap Imagery and Deep LearningTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Xumin Gao
Combining Visual and Tactile Sensation to Enhance Physical Robot InteractionsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Willow Mandil
Precision Agriculture: Controlling Crop GrowthTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Will Rohde
Making MACARONSTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Vijja Wichitwechkarn
Smart Parking System Using Heuristic Optimization For Autonomous Transportation Robots In AgricultureTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Roopika Ravikanna
Integrating Epidemiological Modelling with Reinforcement Learning for Effective Controls of Invasive Plant DiseaseTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Rachel Trimble
Human detection and body posture recognition for human-robot collaborative applicationsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Prabuddhi Wariyapperuma
Optimising Immersive Assistance Systems for Managing Automated Manufacturing Operations with Limited ResourcesTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Paul David Zuercher
Deep Learning for Antarctic Krill staging and morphology analysis from high resolution image pairsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Mazvydas Gudelis
Neutral Geometry Processing for 3D Natural Structure ModellingTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202302313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Kyle Fogarty
Statistical shape representations for temporal registration of plant components in 3DTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Karoline Heiwolt
Spatially-Decentralised Coordination for Agricultural FleetsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023James Heselden
Simplifying Tone Curves for Image EnhancementTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023James Bennett
Uncertainty-Guided Multi-Agent Continual Learning for Food Supply-Chain Knowledge Graph CompletionTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Jack Foster
Fabrication of bioreactor module, inline bacterial growth sensing and the inclusion of µcosminline sensingTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Jack Bradley
Closing the Loop on Precision SprayingTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Harry Rogers
Improving Robotic Taste Performance in Classification Task with MasticationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Grzegorz Sochacki
Iterative Particle Swarm Optimisation –Hyperparameter TuningTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Grey Churchill
Designing Food Supply Chain for Nutrient
Delivery and Traceability
Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Garry Clawson
Characteristic MultivectorFitting of Two 3D Point SetsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Haris Matsantonis
Simulation of Collective Bernoulli-Ball System for Characterizing Dynamic Self-stabilityTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Emlyn Williams
Robotic Waypoint Coverage Under Soft Parallel Path ConstraintsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Calvin John
Real-time vision-based spot spraying development for high efficiency and precision weed managementTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Callum Lennox
Deciding to Implement Emerging Technologies: the Use of Digital Technologies in Planning the Implementation of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in Food Manufacturing FirmsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Bethan Moncur
Enhancing Instance Segmentation with Multitask Learning: Integrating Mask R-CNN with Self Supervise TasksTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Bradley Hurst
Scaling the Spheres: Exploring the Impact of Physical Size on the Performance of Spherical Robots in Agricultural SettingsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Andrew Simpson
Addressing geographical domain shift for quantification of UK road verge biodiversityTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Andy Perrett
Intelligent Automation For Hygiene MaintenanceTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Amie Owen
Co-Creation & Trust to Address Regulatory, Ethical and Interaction Challenges of HRI AdoptionTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Alex Elias
Training strategies for domain generalisation in object detection for autonomous drivingTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Afsaneh Karami
Rapid Development and Performance Evaluation of a Potato Planting RobotTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Elijah Almanzor
Comparative study of hand-tracking and traditional control interfaces for remote palpationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Elijah Almanzor
Skid-steer friction calibration protocol for digital twin creationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Rachel Trimble
An assessment of self-supervised learning for data efficient potato instance segmentationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Bradley Hurst
A Geometric Algebra Solution to the 3D Registration ProblemTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Haris Matsantonis
Shape Control of Soft Continuum Robots Using Drawn ImagesTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Elijah Almanzor
An Automated Precision Spraying Evaluation SystemTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Harry Rogers
Smart Parking System Using Heuristic Optimization For Autonomous Transportation Robots In AgricultureTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Roopika Ravikanna
Closed-Loop Robotic Cooking of Soups with Multi-modal Taste FeedbackTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Grzegorz Sochacki
An Agricultural Precision Sprayer Deposit Identification System19th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2023)26/08/2023 to 30/08/2023Harry Rogers
Integrating Reinforcement Learning and Epidemiological Models for Disease Control Optimisation with Limited Information12th International Congress of Plant Pathology – ICPP satellite event 202318/08/2023 to 21/08/2023Rachel Trimble
Augmented Reality to Reduce Cognitive Load in Operational Decision-Making25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction23/07/2023 to 28/07/2023Bethan Moncur
Lettuce modelling for growth control in precision agricultureEuropean Control Conference (ECC) 202313/06/2023 to 16/06/2023Will Rohde
The applications of Geometric Algebra in interpreting visual information for advanced computer vision technologies13th International Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics04/06/2023 to 09/05/2023Haris Matsantonis
Using Value Stream Mapping to Integrate Multiple Perspectives in Manufacturing Process Innovation2023 ISPIM Innovation Conference: Innovation and Circular Economy04/06/2023 to 07/06/2023Bethan Moncur
Towards Robust Continual Learning with Bayesian Adaptive Moment EstimationVisit to Dyson FarmingMay 2023Jack Foster
An Automated Agricultural Precision Sprayer Identification And Localisation Evaluation SystemUEA Computing Sciences Postgraduate Research Day 202330/05/2023Harry Rogers
Simplifying tone curves for image enhancementUEA Computing Sciences Postgraduate Research Day 202330/05/2023James Bennett
Statistical shape representations for temporal registration of plant components in 3DIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 202329/05/2023 to 02/06/2023Karoline Heiwolt
Can we use Machine Learning to Improve Control of Invasive Plant Diseases?Accelerate AI in Biological Science workshop23/05/2023Rachel Trimble
Reinforcement Learning for Control of Invasive Plant DiseasesUniversity of Cambridge Plant Sciences Department Seminar03/05/2023Rachel Trimble
Integrating Multiple Perspectives in Technology Management DecisionsInstitute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge First Year PhD Conference 2023May 2023Bethan Moncur
Designing Food Supply Chain for Nutritional Delivery and TraceabilityInstitute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge First Year PhD Conference 2023May 2023Garry Clawson
Can AI’s Learn From Each Other?Corpus Christi Engineering MasterclassMay 2023Jack Foster
A Technology Readiness Level for Blockchain38th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing27/03/2023 to 31/03/2023Garry Clawson
Automatic Aphid Counting Based on the Yellow Water Pan Trap Imagery and Deep LearningUniversity of Lincoln Postgraduate Research Showcase 202322/02/2023 to 23/02/2023Xumin Gao
Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies in Robotics2023 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integrations (SII 2023)17/01/2023 to 20/01/2023Garry Clawson
Proactive slip control by learned slip model and trajectory adaptation6th Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL 2022)14/12/2022 to 16/12/2022Willow Mandil
Explainable Droplet Quantification System for Precision Sprayer ApplicationsUEA Computing Sciences Postgraduate Research Day 2022October 2022Harry Rogers
Exploring Trust Toward TIAGo’s Behavior During the Completion of an Agriculture-Related TaskEast Midlands ECR Robotics and Autonomous Systems Networking Event11/09/2022Alex Elias
Blockchain Crop Assurance and LocalisationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) 2022 – 23rd Annual Conference07/09/2022 to 09/09/2022Garry Clawson
Towards Autonomous Task Allocation Using Social Rob Team in a Food FactoryUKRAS 2022 Conference: “Robotics for Unconstrained Environments”07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Amie Owen
Blockchain Crop Assurance and LocalisationUKRAS 2022 Conference: “Robotics for Unconstrained Environments”07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Garry Clawson
Sub-SPARC: Investigation of Imperfect TeachersUKRAS 2022 Conference: “Robotics for Unconstrained Environments”07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Garry Clawson
Temporal Registration of Plant Parts in 3D7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS) 202227/09/2022 to 30/09/2022Karoline Heiwolt
Farm robots, fruit-picking and human-robot interactionUKRAS Robot Talk podcast session30/09/2022Roopika Ravikanna
Towards Autonomous Task Allocation Using Social Rob Team in a Food FactoryUKRAS2022 Conference: “Robotics for Unconstrained Environments”07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Amie Owen
Sub-SPARC: Investigation of Imperfect TeachersUKRAS2022 Conference: “Robotics for Unconstrained Environments”07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Garry Clawson
Blockchain Crop Assurance and LocalisationUKRAS2022 Conference: “Robotics for Unconstrained Environments”07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Garry Clawson
The Way We EatTEDx Brayford Pool SalonJuly 2022Roopika Ravikanna
Towards the Application of Multi-Agent Task Allocation to Hygiene Tasks in the Food Production IndustryInternational Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS) 202213/07/2022 to 15/07/2022Amie Owen
Towards open source hardware robotic woodwind: an internal duct flute playerInternational Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 202203/07/2022 to 09/07/2022Garry Clawson, James Bennett and Kyle Fogarty
Uncertainty-Guided Collaboration for Multi-Agent Precision AgricultureVisit to Dyson Farming04/07/2022Jack Foster
Action Conditioned Tactile Prediction: case study on slip predictionRobotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 202227/06/2022 to 01/07/2022Willow Mandil
Exploring trust towards TIAGo’s behaviour during the completion of an agriculture-related taskAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Alex Elias
Augmented Reality to Help Humans Solve Complex ProblemsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Bethan Moncur
Synthetic Image Generation Pipeline for Weed Detection in FieldsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Callum Lennox
Automated Fruit Quality Testing using an Electrical Impedance Tomography-Enabled Soft Robotic GripperAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Elijah Almanzor
Inverse Reinforcement Learning Applied to the Correspondence ProblemAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Emlyn Williams
Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies in RoboticsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Garry Clawson
Implementation of taste-enabled robotic chefAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Grzegorz Sochacki
3D Printing Soft Robotic Grippers for Automated Strawberry HarvestingAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Haihui Yan
New techniques for problems in vision and robotics using Geometric AlgebraAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Haris Matsantonis
Explainable Droplet Recognition System for Precision Sprayer ApplicationsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Harry Rogers
Uncertainty-Guided Collaboration in Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement LearningAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Jack Foster
Developing a Line-scanning Hyperspectral Imaging System for Monitoring Plant StatusAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022James Bennett
Surface reconstruction of point cloudsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Kyle Fogarty
Developing a Computer Vision pipeline for automated analysis of Antarctic KrillAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Mazvydas Gudelis
Augmenting autonomous systems to improve agronomy effectivenessAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Paul David Zuercher
Improved Control of Invasive Plant Disease Epidemics Using Partially Observable Markov Decision ProcessesAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Rachel Trimble
Learning robot navigation from demonstrationsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Samuel Carter
Making MACARONS: Modular Automated Crop Array Online SystemAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Vijja Wichitwechkarn
Regulation of plant growth in a field as a multi-agent control problemAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Will Rohde
Automatic aphid counting based on yellow water pan trap imagery and deep learningAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202222/06/2022 to 23/06/2022Xumin Gao
Sensorized Compliant Robot Gripper for Estimating the Cooking Time of Boil-Cooked VegetablesInternational Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) 202213/06/2022 to 16/06/2022Grzegorz Sochacki
Explainable Droplet Recognition System for Precision Sprayer ApplicationsJoint Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT Conference 202213/06/2022Harry Rogers
Uncertainty-Guided Collaboration for Multi-Agent Precision AgricultureDyson visit to Corpus Christi College04/05/2022Jack Foster
Optimising virtual reality training in industry using crowdsourcing12th Conference On Learning Factories (CLF) 202210/04/2022 to 14/04/2022Paul David Zuercher
Monte Carlo methods for Uncertainty QuantificationEPSRC CDT in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems – HetSys – Computational Toolkit Seminar Series29/03/2022Kyle Fogarty
Intelligent automation for hygiene maintenance in food production settingsSociety of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) Innovation Day24/03/2022Amie Owen
Theoretical Framework for Human-Like Robotic Taste with Reference to Nutritional NeedsEmbodied Intelligence Conference 202222/03/2022 to 25/03/2022Grzegorz Sochacki
An Introduction to Uncertainty QuantificationEPSRC CDT in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems – HetSys – Computational Toolkit Seminar Series22/03/2022Kyle Fogarty
Precision Agriculture for Iceberg LettuceUniversity of Cambridge Division F Conference 2022March 2022Will Rohde
Intelligent automation for hygiene maintenance in food production settingsCampden BRI Processing, Operations and Preservation Member Interest Group meeting 2022March 2022Amie Owen
Geometric Algebra and its applications to robotics, and more specifically how it can be used for the reconstruction of a 3D scene structure from images; an active research topic in computer vision.University of Cambridge Course Open Day 202123/11/2021Haris Matsantonis
Maximising availability of transportation robots through intelligent allocation of parking spacesJoint Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT Conference 202101/10/2021Roopika Ravikanna
Extending an Open Source Hardware agri-robot with simulation and plant re-identificationJoint Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT Conference 202101/10/2021Harry Rogers
Deep Semantic Segmentation of 3D plant point cloudsJoint Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT Conference 202101/10/2021Karoline Heiwolt
Closed-Loop Robotic Cooking of Scrambled Eggs with a Salinity-based ‘Taste’ SensorInternational Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 202127/09/2021 to 01/10/2021Grzegorz Sochacki
Deep Semantic Segmentation of 3D plant point cloudsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual Conference (TAROS) 202108/09/2021 to 10/09/2021Karoline Heiwolt
Maximising availability of transportation robots through intelligent allocation of parking spacesTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual Conference (TAROS) 202108/09/2021 to 10/09/2021Roopika Ravikanna
Maximising availability of fruit transportation robots through intelligent allocation of parking spacesFestival of Fresh 202113/07/2021Roopika Ravikanna
Allocation of Parking Spaces for Autonomous Agricultural RobotsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Roopika Ravikanna
Automated Counting of GrapesAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Bradley Hurst
Automatic Detection of Black Rot in Images of GrapesAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Callum Lennox and Haihui Yan
Closed Loop Action for Robotic Chef ImplementationAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Grzegorz Sochacki
Tactile prediction for controlled manipulationAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Willow Mandil
Computer vision for quality assessment of applesAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Amie Owen and Mazvydas Gudelis
Using deep learning for semantic segmentation of 3D plant point cloudsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Karoline Heiwolt
Visual Serving for Human Tracking and CountingAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Grzegorz Sochacki and Jack Foster
Visual perception for harvesting grapesAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Elijah Almanzor
RAS Counter: Non-invasive yield prediction for vineyardsAgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 202101/07/2021 to 02/07/2021Karoline Heiwolt and Ni Wang
Compliant Sensorized Testing Device to Provide a Model Based Estimation of the Cooking Time of Vegetables16th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-16) 202122/06/2021 to 25/06/2021Grzegorz Sochacki
The perks in studying roboticsInternational Women in Engineering Day 202123/06/2021Roopika Ravikanna
Task Allocation with Manipulative Dynamic Auctioneering for Multi Robot SystemsUKRAS2021 Conference: “Robotics at home”02/06/2021Roopika Ravikanna
Robotics Manipulators in Agriculture: A Brief ReviewInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021 Task-Informed Grasping Workshop – III31/05/2021Harry Rogers
Perception in Agri-food Manipulation: A ReviewInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021 Task-Informed Grasping Workshop – III31/05/2021Jack Foster and Mazvydas Gudelis
Modelling Soft Fruit Clusters for Controlled HarvestingInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021 Task-Informed Grasping Workshop – III31/05/2021Willow Mandil
Current Advances in Hardware for Agri-Food Manipulation – A ReviewInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021 Task-Informed Grasping Workshop – III31/05/2021Joshua Davy
Touch, smell, taste and sound sensing in robotic kitchenInternational Workshop on Embodied Intelligence 202124/03/2021 to 26/03/2021Grzegorz Sochacki
4D Crop ModellingUniversity of Lincoln Postgraduate Research Showcase 202124/02/2021Karoline Heiwolt
Semantic-assisted 4D crop mappingLincoln Agri-Robotics Mini Conference 202007/12/2020 to 11/12/2020Karoline Heiwolt
Semantic Segmentation of Plant Leaves from 3D Point Clouds using Deep LearningLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Karoline Heiwolt
Task Allocation in Multi Robot Systems using Dynamic Manipulative Bidding StrategyLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Roopika Ravikanna
Investigation into Harvesting Soft Fruit ClustersLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Willow Mandil
Residual Physics for Grasp Failure PredictionLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Grzegorz Sochacki
An Open Source Seeding Agri-RobotUKRAS2020 Conference: “Robots into the real world”17/04/2020Harry Rogers
Automated Topological Mapping for Agricultural RobotsUKRAS2020 Conference: “Robots into the real world”17/04/2020Willow Mandil

Presentations by AgriFoRwArdS Staff

Presentation titleEventDatesPresenter
Towards an Abstract Lightweight Multi-robot ROS Simulator for Rapid ExperimentationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Gautham Das
Simultaneous Base And Arm Trajectories For Multi-target Mobile Agri-robotTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Charles Fox
Heretogeneous Learning for Resilient Multi-Robot SystemsTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 202313/09/2023 to 15/09/2023Amanda Prorok
The future of agriculture: robots to the rescue!British Science Week 2023 (University of Lincoln)13/03/2023 to 17/03/2023Grzegorz Cielniak
Self-driving cars, industrial robots, and multi-robot systemsUKRAS Robot Talk Podcast02/12/2022Amanda Prorok
Collection and Evaluation of a Long-Term 4D Agri-Robotic Dataset“Perception and Navigation for Autonomous Robotics in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments” (PNARUDE) Workshop at IROS 2223/10/2022 to 27/10/2022Riccardo Polvara
Interdisciplinary research in the field of agri-technologyFestival of Fresh 202208/06/2022Simon Pearson
Learning-Based Methods for Cooperative Multi-Robot SystemsPerspectives in Hybrid Autonomous Systems Engineering (PHASE) 202229/06/2022Amanda Prorok
Collaborative Robotic Systems for Sustainable Food ProductionPerspectives in Hybrid Autonomous Systems Engineering (PHASE) 202229/06/2022Elizabeth Sklar
Interdisciplinary research in the field of agri-technologyFestival of Fresh 202208/06/2022Simon Pearson
Weeding and harvesting robots for sustainable and affordable horticultureAI for Good Global Summit 202228/04/2022Elizabeth Sklar
Opportunities and barriers to robotic field phenotypingPhenomUK AGM 202230/03/2022Simon Pearson
Nitrogen Efficiency in FarmingLincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology Breakfast Briefing11/02/2022Simon Pearson
Novel approaches to using robotics for researchLincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology Breakfast Briefing08/02/2022Oorbessy Gaju
Technical innovations addressing the labour and skills shortageThe 23rd Annual SACAPP Potato Growers Conference26/01/2022Simon Pearson
The Potentials of Robotics for Vegetable ProductionVegetable Consultants’ Association Conference 202109/12/2021Grzegorz Cielniak
Agri-robotics and computer vision for plant phenotyping3rd NordPlant annual meeting “Successful Plant Modelling and Phenotyping for the Nordic Countries – What is Needed?”25/11/2021Junfeng Gao
Recent advances in agri-robotics technologyTransforming Food Production Hub at CropTec 202124/11/2021Grzegorz Cielniak
Autonomous weed detection & mappingTransforming Food Production Hub at CropTec 202124/11/2021Grzegorz Cielniak
Methods of integrated weed management for blackgrassREAP Conference 2021: Changing Time(s) For Agriculture10/11/2021Shaun Coutts
Agricultural robots: opportunities and challenges in automating crop careThe British Crop Production Council (BCPC) Congress 202101/11/2021 to 02/11/2021Marc Hanheide
A Practical Application of Market-based Mechanisms for Allocating Harvesting Tasks19th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS) 202106/10/21 to 08/10/21Helen Harman
A Geometric Algebra Approach to Orthogonal Transformations and their use in Signal and Image Processing8th Conference on Applied Geometric Algebras in Computer Science and Engineering (AGACSE) 202106/09/2021 to 10/09/2021Joan Lasenby
Delivering net zero foodCountryside COP202111/10/2021 to 15/10/2021Ravi Valluru, Grzegorz Cielniak, Marcello Calisti and Mini Rai
Sugar beet and carbon: what we need to knowCountryside COP202111/10/2021 to 15/10/2021Iain Gould
Auction-based Task Allocation Mechanisms for Managing Fruit Harvesting TasksUKRAS21 Conference: “Robotics at Home”02/06/2021Helen Harman
Assessing the probability of human injury during UV-C treatment of crops by robotsUKRAS21 Conference: “Robotics at Home”02/06/2021Leonardo Guevara
Mobile robotics and HRI in the fruit harvesting chainInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Task-Informed Grasping Workshop – III31/05/2021Marc Hanheide
Robotics in Crop CareNanjing Agricultural University26/05/2021Junfeng Gao
Autonomous Robots supporting Soft-Fruit productionThe International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production (DIGICROP) 202001/11/2020 to 10/11/2020Marc Hanheide
Soft Fruit Perception in the WildThe International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production (DIGICROP) 202001/11/2020 to 10/11/2020Grzegorz Cielniak
Estimating An Object’s Inertial Parameters By Robotic Pushing: A Data-Driven ApproachLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani
Incorporating Spatial Constraints into a Bayesian Tracking Framework for Improved Localisation in Agricultural EnvironmentsLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Gautham Das
Next-Best-Sense: A Multi-Criteria Robotic Exploration Strategy for RFID Tags DiscoveryLincoln Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (LIROS) 202009/10/2020Riccardo Polvara

Other Activities and Outputs

  • October 2023 – Bradley Hurst gives a short presentation on his research to the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) committee at their general meeting.
  • September 2023 – Haris Matsantonis wins the ‘Best Computation’ award at the Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 2023.
  • September 2023 – Roopika Ravikanna wins the ‘Best Application’ award at the Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Annual (TAROS) Conference 2023.
  • September 2023 – Roopika Ravikanna gives a short presentation on her research to the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) committee at their general meeting.
  • August 2023 – Patent ‘Determining Multiple Camera Positions from Multiple Videos’ by Joan Lasenby
  • June 2023 – Rachel Trimble attends the Defra Plant Health Research and Development Stakeholder Forum to gain an understanding of the wider context of how her work might fit into the sector, she also met with a wide range of people working on different aspects of plant health in the UK.
  • May 2023 – Mazvydas Gudelis entered the PyTorch Docathon 2023 and achieved 3rd place.
  • May 2023 – Bethan Moncur, Paul-David Zuercher, and Garry Clawson are members of the Institute for Manufacturing First Year PhD Conference 2023 Conference organising committee.
  • May 2023 – Mazvydas Gudelis won the Best Poster award at the UEA post-graduate day.
  • May 2023 – Vijja Wichitwechkarn, Grzegorz Sochacki, Jack Foster, Will Rohde and Elijah Almanzor take part in the PUB-R ICRA 2023 Competition, achieving 3rd place.
  • April 2023 – Patent ‘Lifted semantic graph embedding for omnidirectional place recognition’ by Ignas Budvytis
  • April 2023 – Patent ‘Multispectral image decorrelation method and system’ by Graham Finlayson
  • March 2023 – Willow Mandil’s research is used to publish ‘Deep Functional Predictive Control for Strawberry Cluster Manipulation using Tactile Prediction’.
  • March 2023 – Prabuddhi Wariyapperuma supports the University of Lincoln Lambing Sunday event, providing robot demonstrations for members of the public.
  • March 2023 – Patent ‘Learning-based sampling for image matting’ by Cengiz Öztireli
  • February 2023 – Paul-David Zuercher is a committee member for the IEC’s and ISO’s Joint Technical Commission for Information Technology and Digital Twins.
  • February 2023 – Prabuddhi Wariyapperuma works on a one-month project on smart trolley device manufacturing in the context of the InnovateUK robot highways project.
  • January 2023 – Patent ‘Computer vision method and system’ by Ignas Budvytis and Roberto Cipolla
  • October 2022 to September 2023 – Bethan Moncur is a member of the Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) Consortium, led by IfM Engage.
  • September 2022 – Jack Foster attends the University of Cambridge High Performance Computing Autumn Academy (September 5-16th 2022).
  • September 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson is invited to attend the Best of British Businesses Awards (focused on agri-food) due to Lincoln’s leading research in the area.
  • September 2022 – Samuel Carter, Nikolaos Tsagkopoulos and Garry Clawson’s project is featured in Hackaday Magazine. The project has since received an official CERN-OHL-W (open hardware) license.
  • August 2022 – Dr Oorbessy Gaju represents Lincoln robotics at the exhibition stand at Cereals in Cambridge.
  • July 2022 to August 2022 – Jack Foster co-supervises 6 Mathematics PhD students across UK universities for a research project with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research in July and August 2022.July 2022 – Dr Ravi Valluru is a member of the Future of Wheat in the UK discussion panel.
  • July 2022 – Dr Ravi Valluru is a member of a panel discussion on the Future of Wheat in the UK.
  • July 2022 – Dr Carolina Camacho Villa discussing the future of wheat and the role robotic technologies will play in the future with the Lincolnshire Food Partnership.
  • July 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson is involved in the Midlands Engine Agritech & Food Tech cluster research roundtable discussion led by CBI Economics.
  • June 2022 – Jack Foster and Haihui Yan feature in a promotional video for James Dyson Foundation scholarships.
  • June 2022 – Dr Oorbessy Gaju hosts an agri-food robotics conference exhibition stand at Cereals 2022 in Cambridge.
  • June 2022 – Dr Grzegorz Cielniak runs a ‘Plant 3D Scanning Workshop’.
  • June 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson represents the University of Lincoln at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) team away day.
  • June 2022 – Roopika Ravikanna, Samuel Carter, Xumin Gao and Garry Clawson took part in robotics demonstrations as part of an outreach visit from Boston College students to the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus.
  • June 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson hosts the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) during a visit to the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus to view the work ongoing with Agri-Robotics.
  • June 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson hosts the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) during a visit to the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus to view the work ongoing with Agri-Robotics.
  • June 2022 – Garry Clawson and Roopika Ravikanna run a live virtual demonstration of the robotics systems in the University of Lincoln strawberry tunnels for RoboLab Live as part of the UKRAS Festival of Robotics in June 2022.
  • June 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson co-chairs the DEFRA Automation Review published in June 2022.
  • June 2022 – Roopika Ravikanna runs a workshop titled ‘The Way We Eat’ as part of the TedEx event at the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus, aimed at bridging the educational gap about understanding where our food comes from.
  • June 2022 – Karl McCartney (MP) visits the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus, hosted by Prof Simon Pearson, to view the work ongoing with Agri-Robotics.
  • June 2022 – The University of Lincoln host an open day research showcase at the Riseholme Campus
  • May 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson hosts a visit from the Brexit Opportunities Unit to discuss creating new regulatory frameworks to better support the agri-food sector, the importance of data sharing B2B and for the public good, health and safety, ethics, Human-robot interaction.
  • May 2022 – Grzegorz Sochacki is a guest on BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5.
  • May 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson attends 10 Downing Street for the ‘Spring Showcase’, celebrating the best of British business (this year focusing on the agri-food sector).
  • April 2022 – Callum Lennox, Garry Clawson, Emlyn Williams, Xumin Gao attend the Douglas Bomford Trust Bi-Annual Meeting, Callum also presented his research at the meeting.
  • April 2022 – Dr Marcello Calisti is a member of the Future of Soft Robotics discussion panel at the RoboSoft 2022 Conference.
  • April 2022 – Dr Marcello Calisiti chairs the food handling task at the RoboSoft 2022 Conference.
  • March 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson and Prof Elizabeth Sklar attend the World Agri-Tech Summit in San Francisco representing Lincoln agri-robotics research.
  • March 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson visits the Department of Plant Sciences and Robotics/Engineering Workshops at the University of California, Davis.
  • March 2022 – Grzegorz Sochacki chairs a breakout session at the International Workshop on Embedded Intelligence 2022.
  • March 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson visits JEPCO in Kirton-in-Lindsey to discuss the best way to transfer the development of crop monitoring and forecasting, using cameras, developed at Lincoln to the system at JEPCO and to discuss collaborative research.
  • March 2022 – Dr Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani exhibited the University of Lincoln’s strawberry picking robot at the UKRI Challenge Event on Robots for a Safer World in Bristol.
  • March 2022 – Karoline Heiwolt, Roopika Ravikanna, Samuel Carter, Xumin Gao, Garry Clawson, Nikolaos Tsagkopoulos and Willow Mandil take part in British Science Week 2022 at the University of Lincoln, where they give demonstrations and spend time speaking to school-aged children about robotics.
  • February 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson attends the Agricultural Universities Council meeting in Reading.
  • February 2022 – Dr Ravi Valluru attends the Light Science Conference in Essex, representing Lincoln agri-robotics research.
  • February 2022 – Charles Fox awarded patent for ‘Agricultural Machine‘.
  • February 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson is a member of the ‘Changing the way we grow, how and when’ discussion panel at EAT SUMMIT.
  • February 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson is a member of the ‘Shaping the National Service Robotics Proving Ground Facilities’ discussion panel.
  • January 2022 – Prof Simon Pearson conducts a demonstration of agri robotic work at Teledyne Technologies in Lincoln.
  • December 2021 – The AgriFoRwArdS CDT works with Lincoln Agri Robotics (LAR) to run a Holiday Hackathon focused on identifying parts of poinsettia plants.
  • December 2021 – Dr Grzegorz Cielniak runs a workshop titled ‘Perception Systems for Robotic Weeding’ at Shanghai University.
  • November 2021 – Willow Mandil represents the CDT at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, demonstrating the ‘robofruit’ strawberry picking robot.
  • November 2021 – Prof Simon Pearson takes part in discussion panel on overcoming barriers to autonomous robot adoption in soft fruit farms.
  • November 2021 – Elizabeth Sklar co-chairs workshop at AAAI Fall Symposium: Where AI meets Food security (WAIF)
  • November 2021 – Roopika Ravikanna, Amie Owen and Bradley Hurst represent the CDT on the stand at the Fresh Produce Consortium Festivals Event 2021, showcasing research to public, prospective students, and industry.
  • November 2021 – Elizabeth Sklar and Shaun Coutts record AAEngineers YouTube presentation, ‘Can we teach robots to think’.
  • October 2021 to September 2022 – Haris Matsantonis works as a demonstrator for the IBA4 Lab at the University of Cambridge.
  • October 2021 to September 2022 – Will Rohde works as a demonstrator for third year undergraduate lab classes at the University of Cambridge.
  • October 2021 to September 2022 – Will Rohde has presented his work to the general public in various University of Cambridge Open Days.
  • October 2021 – Dr Iain Gould runs a ‘Soils’ workshop and activity at Lincolnshire Day 2021 held at the Lincolnshire Showground.
  • October 2021 – Harry Rogers, Garry Clawson and Dr Charles Fox lead ‘Simulation and Plant Re-identification’ at the Oxford Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems Conference.
  • October 2021 – Marcello Calisti and Junfeng Gao demonstrate agricultural robotics at the Lincolnshire Harvest Festival.
  • September 2021 – Junfeng Gao is a panel discussing future possible impacts of robotics innovation on agriculture and other fields at the Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems Conference 2021.
  • September 2021 – Simon Pearson attends round table for Digital Catapult and the UK Government, focussed on the Natural Environment (including Forestry, Agriculture, Farming, Climate Change and Conservation).
  • August 2021 – Junfeng Gao is a member on a panel to discuss the future possible impacts of robotics innovation on agriculture and other fields at the Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems Conference 2021.
  • July 2021 – Amie Owen and Mazvydas Gudelis, along with the rest of their Summer School 2021 group, receive the award for the Best Summer School Presentation at the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021, for their presentation titled ‘Computer vision for quality assessment of apples’.
  • July 2021 – Garry Clawson (an incoming student at the time) receives the award for best question at the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021.
  • July 2021 – Karoline Heiwolt receives the award for the Best Student Presentation at the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021, for her presentation titled ‘Using deep learning for semantic segmentation of 3D plant point clouds’.
  • July 2021 – Willow Mandil engages as a member of the discussion panel for Bob Fisher’s keynote talk ‘The TrimBot2020 gardening robot and other agricultural robot issues’ at the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021.
  • July 2021 – Roopika Ravikanna engages as a member of the discussion panel for Jeff Keiser’s keynote talk ’30+ Years of AgriTech… What have we learned? …and, how do we apply that for the Future?’ at the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021.
  • July 2021 – Karoline Heiwolt and Grzegorz Sochacki engage as members of the discussion panel for Tony Pridmore’s keynote talk ‘Plant Phenotyping: Getting to the root of the problem’ at the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021.
  • June 2021 – Grzegorz Sochacki works with University of Cambridge colleagues to design and create the robotic kits used as part of the AgriFoRwArdS Summer School 2021.
  • June 2021 – Grzegorz Sochacki provides technical support for the AgriFoRwArdS Summer School 2021.
  • June 2021 – Grzegorz Sochacki co-chairs a breakout session at the International Workshop on Embedded Intelligence 2021
  • May 2021 – Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani award patent for ‘Robofruit: A Universal Robotic Picking Head‘.
  • April 2021 – Roopika Ravikanna, Amie Owen and Bradley Hurst represented the CDT at the Fresh Produce Consortium Festivals Event 2021, showcasing their research to public, prospective students, and members of industry.
  • April 2021 – Prof Elizabeth Sklar was co-chair of a workshop organised at the AAAI Fall Symposium: Where AI meets Food security (WAIF).
  • April 2021 – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Defra visited the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus and received a tour of the facilities and robotics projects.
  • March 2021 – Grzegorz Sochacki co-chairs a breakout session at the International Workshop on Embedded Intelligence 2021.
  • March 2021 – Karoline Heiwolt, Roopika Ravikanna, Samuel Carter, Xumin Gao, Garry Clawson, Nikolaos Tsagkopoulos, Willow Mandil run an outreach demonstration and stall at the University of Lincoln British Science Week school engagement event.
  • December 2020 – The AgriFoRwArdS CDT works with Lincoln Agri Robotics (LAR) to run a Holiday Hackathon focused on identifying parts of poinsettia plants.
  • October 2020 to September 2021 – Callum Lennox works with Professor Elizabeth Sklar on an AI Unleashed project.
  • June 2019 – Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani runs RSS full day workshop on Task-Informed Grasping (TIG-II): from Perception to Physical Interaction