Robotics in the news
11 June 2018
Prof Bruce Grieve, N8 Chair and Theme 1 Lead spoke to BBC Look North and BBC Farming Today about the use of robotics in agriculture
Prof Grieve, has been in the media a couple of times recently:
Along with an N8 colleague from Sheffield, Bruce spoke to BBC Look North about using robotics to detect plant diseases before they become visible to the human eye. Bruce talked about the creation of hand held technology and the progression to adapting mobile phones to allow us to see features in real time that we wouldn’t normally be able to with our own eyes. These will ultimately allow farmers to identify diseases more cheaply and effectively and could lead to us breeding plants that are disease resistant whilst reducing chemical use and ultimately helping food security.
Bruce also spoke to BBC Farming today about robotics in agriculture with an emphasis on the use of unmanned air vehicles (drones) and the new technology idea of blimps that could help us with visual imaging and monitoring of crops 24/7. You can hear the full interview here.