EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Simon Parsons

Prof Simon Parsons

Research Interests

AI and machine learning methods for robotic harvesting and robotic phenotyping


Simon Parsons is Professor of AI and Machine Learning. His research examines how intelligent systems make decisions, whether on their own, in groups, or in conjunction with humans. At Lincoln he has been particularly interested in the application of AI and Machine Learning methods for robotic harvesting and robotic phenotyping.

Find out more about Simon on his University of Lincoln profile here.

Project Supervision

Primary Supervisor:

Cohort 2 CDT Student Grey Churchill, who is working with Syngenta on their PhD project titled ‘Machine learning-based vision for “green-on-green” spraying‘.

Secondary Supervisor:

Cohort 2 CDT Student Jack Foster, who is working with Dyson Farming on their PhD project titled ‘Collaborative Lifelong Learning for Robust Site-Specific Crop Management’.

Cohort 3 CDT Student Rachel Trimble, who is working with Defra on their PhD project titled ‘Using reinforcement learning to optimise adaptive control of invading plant disease epidemics’.