The AgriFoRwArdS CDT has been established by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.
Students study their MSc at the University of Lincoln, followed by their PhD at one of the three consortium Universities. Find out more about these institutions below.
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Located in the heart of the city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation based on high student satisfaction, excellent graduate employment and world-class research. Find out more information about studying at Lincoln by clicking here.
The University’s agri-robotics team specialises in technologies for perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction in mobile robotics and manipulation enabling applications across the agri-food domain. Specific research themes include; robotic technologies for crop care, selective harvesting, phenotyping, and food manufacturing.
The University of Lincoln comprises three campuses, the Brayford, Riseholme and Holbeach.
Facilities at the University of Lincoln
- Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) – robotics laboratories, computing and engineering laboratories.
- Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) – agri-robotics field centre, demonstration farm, robotic fruit farm.
- National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) – experimental food factory, centre for robotics and automation, conference centre.
- Thorvald field robots, robotic manipulators (Franka, Kuka, ABB, Rethink), autonomous forklift trucks, mobile robots, etc.
Consistently ranked among the top universities in both national and international league tables, the University of Cambridge offers a world leading graduate education. Find out more information about studying at Cambridge by clicking here.
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Facilities at the University of Cambridge
- Department of Engineering (Information Engineering), University of Cambridge (Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory, Dyson Centre for Engineering Design, Observatory for Human-Machine Collaboration)
- Department of Engineering (Institute for Manufacturing), University of Cambridge (manufacturing research and education facility including robotics)
- Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge
- Further resources at Cambridge include High Performance Computing services, robotic manipulators (Universal, Rethink, ST-Robotics), 3d printers and motion capture system.
UEA research is embedded in their outstanding teaching and connects their world-leading academics with society, government and industry. Find out more information about studying at UEA by clicking here.
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Facilities at the University of East Anglia
- School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia
- Norwich Research Park and the Earlham Institute
- Further resources at the University of East Anglia can be found within the High Performance Computing department, and other facilities are available within the Faculty of Sciences