University event to explore robotics in agriculture


Farming is changing into even higher-tech, and an upcoming event will speak about how.

“Robotics in Agriculture: What Will It Mean to the Food You Eat” will function 5 audio system from the farm trade and from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). It takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in Fisher Auditorium at CFAES Wooster, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

“We hope attendees will broaden their understanding of the possibilities for using robotics, artificial intelligence, and related technologies to improve food production,” mentioned co-planner Mary Wicks, a program coordinator for CFAES’ Program for Bioproducts and the Environment.

Wicks mentioned the audio system will give quite a lot of views, from meals and animal manufacturing to household, neighborhood, and environmental impacts, and can reply questions from the viewers.

The matters and audio system:

  • “Robotics in Agriculture: Where Are We Headed?” by Scott Shearer of the CFAES Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE)
  • “Robotics in Greenhouse Production” by Peter Ling of FABE
  • “Robotics in Animal Production” by Mark Dotterer of Rittman’s RMD Dairy Farm 
  • “Sustainability: Social, Economic, and Environmental Implications,” that includes Casey Hoy of the CFAES Department of Entomology on sensible foodsheds and Shoshanah Inwood of the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources on household and neighborhood impacts 

Admission is a $1 donation to CFAES scholar scholarship funds, and is free for college kids.