Salah Sukkarieh to present at IFRR Robotics Global Colloquium, 20th Nov, 9a

This Friday Prof Salah Sukkarieh will be presenting at the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) Robotics Global Colloquia.

When: Fri 20th of Nov, 9a AEDT

Where: Zoom Webinar
Live questions and discussion via Slido:
IFRR event site:
The talk will be recorded, and recordings of others in the series are available here:

Speaker: Prof Salah Sukkarieh

Moderator: Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology

Title: FarmBots for SmallHolder Farms

Abstract: This talk will look at the journey over the last 15 years at the ACFR from small air robotic platforms for environment assessment to ground robots for on-farm tasks. The presentation examines the difficulties posed on smallholder farms which presents significant challenges to Field Robotics. We will show how mobile platforms, autonomy, sensing and machine learning can all come together to provide precision agriculture solutions from crop intelligence to weeding and animal assessment and conclude by evaluating the impact/benefit this has for growers.

IFRR Robotics Global Colloquia Series: The Colloquia, a new series of online events organized by IFRR, has been conceived to provide a platform for open discussion and interaction on diverse themes in robotics – from research and applications to the field’s social impact and its ethical issues. The series alternates between panels and speakers on specific topics. Past colloquia are accessible through the IFRR YouTube channel.

Bio: Salah Sukkarieh is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, and CEO of Agerris, a new Agtech startup company from the ACFR developing autonomous robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. He was the Director Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics from 2007-2018, and the Associate Dean of Industry and Innovation in 2019. He has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining. Salah was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies, the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, and the was a NSW nominee for Australian of the Year. Salah is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).


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