EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - James Bennett

James Bennett

  • University of East Anglia

Research Interests

Modelling, digital twin, computer vision, perception & decision making, and mechatronics.


  • Bennett, J., Moncur, B., Fogarty, K., Clawson, G., and Fox, C. (2022) ‘Towards Open Source Hardware Robotic Woodwind: an Internal Duct Flute Player’ International Computer Music Conference. Read here.

Other Activities and Outputs

  • Member of the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Advisory Board
  • Cohort 3 representative on AgriFoRwArdS CDT Student Panel
  • Panel member for the November 2021 AgriFoRwArdS Seminar Series with Prof Dionysis Bochtis, watch here.
  • Chaired the February 2022 AgriFoRwArdS Seminar Series with Dr Mark Ryan, watch here.

About me

I am looking forward to being a part of the CDT to bring together my interests in research, engineering, and agriculture. Having experienced hands-on farming, I am excited to develop new innovations for the agricultural industry and make a difference to the future of farming.

Before joining the CDT I studied an MEng in Systems Engineering at the University of Warwick. I especially enjoyed the research and project work, including my final year project to develop an autonomous drone for campus parcel deliveries. I covered elements of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning and am eager to explore these further during the programme. This last year I have worked alongside my uncle on his dairy farm in Dorset and have developed a greater understanding and appreciation of all aspects of a working farm.

I am from Herefordshire, and in my spare time, I enjoy designing and making projects of all scales and complexity, working as a stage technician, and walking in the mountains.

MSc Project

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PhD Project

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