[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Workshop on Agrilcultural Robotics, ICRA2008

Denny Oetomo Denny.Nurjanto.Oetomo at eng.monash.edu.au
Wed Dec 19 04:56:10 PST 2007

Apologies for multiple postings.

Towards Autonomous Agriculture of Tomorrow


Monday, 19 May 2008
Session MW-A11

Submissions are sought for the workshop in the form of interesting 
applications of robotic techniques to the area of agricultural 
robotics and automation. Field experimentation results as well as 
conceptual ideas with potential to define the future of agricultural 
automation are of great interest.  Perspective from agricultural experts 
on robotics and automation is also of great interest, especially as ICRA 
is well attended by robotics research community.

To submit, please contact the organisers with an extended abstract no more 
than 2 pages long, before the deadline of Jan 31 2008.

********** Important Dates **********

Jan. 31, 2008: Deadline for submission of all contributions for the workshop
Feb. 15, 2008: Notifications
Mar.  1, 2008: Final copies due
May  19, 2008: Workshop (ICRA 2008)

Automation is one of the most important reasons in the improvement of
farming efficiency. At present time, the maturing technologies in the
robotics community pave the way for the very exciting deployments of
robust robotics systems in the semi-structured environments of large
scale farming. This potentially increases the productivity and the
quality of agricultural facilities. It also potentially alters the way
farming industry is modelled and carried out in a drastic manner. The
futuristic vision of the emerging trend in autonomous farming is
discussed in this workshop, critically explored through the presentation
of the state-of-the-art technologies available today.  Examples of
robust implementation on robotics technologies on the semi-structured
farming tasks will be presented by the panel of speakers.

John Billingsley, University of Southern Queensland
Sunil Kumar Agrawal, University of Delaware.
Jayantha Katupitiya, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Sarath Kodagoda, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Lie Tang, Iowa State University.
Yoshisada Nagasaka, National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba,
Ibaraki, Japan. 

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,
Technical Committee on Agricultural Robotics
John Billingsley (University of Southern Queeensland)
Denny Oetomo (The University of Melbourne / INRIA Sophia-Antipolis)
CONTACT: denny.oetomo at eng.monash.edu.au


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