After a three year hiatus, WUR’s Agro Food Robotics team pulled out all the stops for a new edition of Parcours, to showcase the latest developments in vision and robotics. On 7 June, 100 interested professionals from businesses across the agri-food and technology sector joined a walking tour of 14 demos on campus.
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Programme manager Erik Pekkeriet welcomed the Parcours participants in Omnia, the brand new space for discussion and inspiration on campus, and the perfect place to kick-off this day. “The need to speed up innovation in the agri-food and tech sectors is felt everywhere, and working together as a knowledge institute with business partners contributes to this much-needed acceleration. With Parcours, we aim to inspire and give start-ups and businesses a glimpse of the key technologies that we are working on.”
From orchard robotics to fully documented fisheries, and gerbera harvesting to livestock welfare monitoring, and the state-of-the-art facilities of the Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Center: the demo teams definitely inspired their visitors. “It’s impressive to see how broad the range of research is and how extensive the cooperation is on campus”, was a commonly heard comment from the participants.
Missed out on Agro Food Robotics Parcours? The next edition will be in 2024. Stay tuned.