Upcoming Events

What is happening in the AgriFoRwArdS CDT?

The AgriFoRwArdS team are always planning new and exciting CDT’s activities.

To read more about some of the activities that have occurred in the past, please visit the Student Blog.

Current students should go to the portal for more information on events and activities.

AgriFoRwArdS Seminar Series

Following the previous success of the series, we are pleased to announce the return of the Seminar Series in academic year 2023/24. The next set of talks will be hosted by the University of Cambridge. This year it will look slightly different too, instead of a monthly talk, we are going to be holding two Seminar Days, packed full of interesting talks and exciting activities.

To be included in future communications regarding the seminar series please email agriforwards.cdt@lincoln.ac.uk.

You can also view previous talks within our Seminar Series Archive.

AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2024

In 2024, the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of East Anglia and be combined with the Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference at Brunel University, London.

28th to 30th August 2024

More details coming soon.

Joint Robotics CDT Annual Conference 2024

Once a year the four robotics-focused CDTs come together to share their research and network at the Joint Robotics CDT Annual Conference. The 2024 Conference will be hosted by Edinburgh Robotics.

More details coming soon.

AgriFoRwArdS CDT Summer School 2024

The theme for our next AgriFoRwArdS CDT Summer School (taking place 7th to 13th July 2024) is robotic phenotyping. The event is co-organised with Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and will take place at their excellent facilities in the Netherlands. We are planning a week-long set of group activities in which the CDT students will have the opportunity to undertake technical work on various aspects of robotic phenotyping together with crop science/biology PhD students from WUR. The potential tasks include in-field data acquisition from robotic platforms, hi-precision plant reconstruction and segmentation techniques, automated data annotation or techniques for trait extraction. Students will have an opportunity to co-design the tasks to ensure engagement and direct ownership. The tasks will be aligned with the existing projects so that students efforts will have an immediate impact on research developments both at WUR and AgriFoRwArdS CDT. This will be an excellent opportunity to see world-class facilities, to work with the best specialists in the research area and to enhance student’s academic networks. It should be lots of fun too!