The program for Smart Horticulture Asia 2018 has been announced! Much like the first 2 succesful editions in 2016 and 2017, the program delivers top notch speakers from leading companies at the crossroads of technology and horticulture around the world.
The first day focuses on Blockchain. Blockchain is seen as the future for supply chain (information) management in the fruit & vegetable industry. In this session, we look at both opportunities and challenges blockchain brings to horticulture.
The second day revolves around robotics in horticulture. More and more robots are being developed for use in the greenhouse etc. But how far have we come with this development? Are these robots ready to be used in "the real world"? And are our crops ready for robots; i.e. can robots help the way we grow right now or do we need to develop new plant structures and growing methods first?
Ryo Toshima from Panasonic will present their autonomous tomato picker. Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems S. Sukkarieh will discuss their Digital Farmhand and Swagbot, while mr. T. Coen presents a robot for picking strawberries. In addition, professor de Baerdemaeker from the University of Leuven will elaborate on the do's and dont's with robotics in horticulture.
Finally, we will focus on the digital supply chain on the third day. New technologies are disrupting the way we produce our crops. In this session, we look into how technology brings about new ways of working for growers and traders and the way this is disrupting our industry.
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