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Monica Rivas Casado

Lecturer in Applied Environmental Statistics

Environmental monitoring: No more lonely robots… - Technology Org. The actual state of the art of robotics makes very difficult or even impossible to build a single robot with all the capabilities to accomplish very specific missions.

Environmental monitoring: No more lonely robots… - Technology Org

One example is the tasks involved in environmental monitoring or WiSAR-Wilderness Search and Rescue missions in riverine environments. This kind of extensive and remote environments poses serious difficulties to robot operations (or human…) demanding that the robots should be able to cover big distances during long periods of time but at same time maintain the ability to access and inspect confined spaces. In RIVERWATCH we have used an approach that we designed by SRS “Symbiotic Robotic System”.

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NERC_SHEAR. Andrea Wilson Memorial Bursary - CROWS. Health. Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers. 15 November 2013Last updated at 07:50 ET.

Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers

Robot army 'to help alleviate future floods' 13 February 2014Last updated at 14:03 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Working like termites, the robots can build castles, pyramids and towers similar to the insects' soil cathedrals Self-organising robots that mimic insect colonies have been shown off by computer scientists at Harvard University.

Robot army 'to help alleviate future floods'

Robot doctors, online lawyers and automated architects: the future of the professions? Last year, reporters for the Associated Press attempted to figure out which jobs were being lost to new technology.

Robot doctors, online lawyers and automated architects: the future of the professions?

They analysed employment data from 20 countries and interviewed experts, software developers and CEOs. They found that almost all the jobs that had disappeared in the past four years were not low-skilled, low-paid roles, but fairly well-paid positions in traditionally middle-class careers. Environmental Monitoring Robot. A Marsupial Surface-Aerial Robotic Team for Riverine Environmental Monitoring. Humans No Match for RoboButcher in $23B Poultry Industry. May 21, 2012 As it was for all of 2011, volatility in grain markets still clouds the poultry outlook in 2012, reports Gary Thornton for PoultryUSA.

Humans No Match for RoboButcher in $23B Poultry Industry

Corn and soybean meal account for about 45 percent of the production costs associated with growing live chicken, so feed prices will most likely continue to squeeze margins for the foreseeable future. The industry must look elsewhere for sustainable margin relief. If better margins are to be attained and maintained, then innovation on the poultry processing end offers the best opportunity, recommended industry executives at last October’s National Chicken Council’s 57th Annual Conference.

What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis? Uniquely, robotics offers solutions that cut across the entire global food chain By RBR Staff April 30, 2014 The May issue of National Geographic is out with a cover story by Jonathan Foley on The New Food Revolution.

What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis?

3D Robotics Drone Helps Farmers with Precision Agriculture. « back to more October 25th, 2013 by Alex Paskulin Vigneron Paul Sloan spends a lot of time walking up and down his vineyards.

3D Robotics Drone Helps Farmers with Precision Agriculture

He walks every vineyard that he farms once week — all 14 of them. He sometimes walks them 2-3 times a week depending on how critical decisions are. Those are issues like irrigation leaks, color variation, or pests like nematodes. Robots: From the Greenhouse to the Fields « Robots – The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with David Dorhout from Iowa State University about his Agricultural Robots that include Prospero the robot farmer and Aquarius the greenhouse watering robot.

Robots: From the Greenhouse to the Fields « Robots – The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

5 Coolest Farm Robots. Agriculture shock: How robot farmers will take over our fields. Since Michael Bay is a movie director and not a scientist, the reality of farming robots does not involve transforming combine harvesters with scythes for arms.

Agriculture shock: How robot farmers will take over our fields

Nor is it C-3PO with a hoe. The truth may seem more mundane at first but robotics is already firmly entrenched as part of the modern farming industry and it’s only going to become more ubiquitous in the future. The term ‘robot’ may conjure up images of humanoid-looking automatons, but not only is modern science nowhere near making such devices commercially viable, they’re largely unnecessary.

Practical robots still have much more in common with a car factory assembly line than they do with The Terminator. ‘The robot’s role is to do the repetitive tasks, that’s what they’re good at’, said David Gardner, chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE). ‘It’s a very sophisticated robot,’ said Gardner. He added: ‘Robots tend to do a better job than humans.

Robot farmers are the future of agriculture, says government. Will robot feet in near-future time walk upon England's mountains green?

Robot farmers are the future of agriculture, says government

And will there be drones flying overhead from England's pleasant pastures seen? A new vision of robots patrolling the meadows and cornfields of the UK may seem dark and satanic to some, but according to farmers and the government it is the future, and will bring efficiencies and benefits, and an end to some of the most back-breaking jobs around the farm. An increasing number of "farmbots" are being developed that are capable of finicky and complex tasks that have not been possible with the large-scale agricultural machinery of the past. Agricultural Robotics and Automation - IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Scope: Agriculture is humankind’s oldest and still its most important economic activity, providing the food, feed, fiber, and fuel necessary for our survival. With the global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural production must double if it is to meet the increasing demands for food and bioenergy. Defra, UK - Science Search.

Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers. At the turn of the last century, nearly half of the American workforce was dedicated to agriculture. Industrial inventions like the steel plow had made farming easier, but it was still grueling labor performed by men, women, and work animals. The invention of the combustion engine changed all that. The mechanization of farm labor drove massive productivity gains, and today, agricultural workers make up just over 2% of the workforce. Now, another revolution is underway—the outright automation of farming. Robotic Bees Designed to Pollinate Crops Making Significant Strides. In Harvard researcher Robert Wood’s lab, a robot the size of a quarter lifts off the ground, its wings a blur. This micromachine, or RoboBee, is a marvel of modern robotics, able to hover and steer by independently flapping its wings 120 times a second. RoboBee’s inventors think it might one day pollinate crops, supporting bee populations that are struggling to overcome colony collapse disorder—a phenomenon in which bee keepers are losing an abnormally high number of hives to as yet unconfirmed causes.

Open document formats selected to meet user needs. The open standards selected for sharing and viewing government documents have been announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude. The standards set out the document file formats that are expected to be used across all government bodies. Government will begin using open formats that will ensure that citizens and people working in government can use the applications that best meet their needs when they are viewing or working on documents together. When departments have adopted these open standards: citizens, businesses and voluntary organisations will no longer need specialist software to open or work with government documents people working in government will be able to share and work with documents in the same format, reducing problems when they move between formats government organisations will be able to choose the most suitable and cost effective applications, knowing their documents will work for people inside and outside of government.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems. The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group was established on 1 January 2013 in a partnership between the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Knowledge Transfer Networks. Robotics & Autonomous Systems Mission 2014 : Robotics Mission 2014. Where next for robotics? - news display page.

The Technology Strategy Board set up the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group in 2012 to bring together key partners in academia, business and government to improve understanding of the opportunities in the field. 8 Great Technologies. Prelude. What is Horizon 2020? Eight great technologies.pdf.