Posted on January 13, 2010 by Lady Rogue
Our project this semester is to develop a pilot participatory design workshop with local small-scale food producers that explores near future uses of robotics and sensing technologies in the context of sustainable urban agriculture. Activities will include:
• visual and interaction design of print and online media
• the design of physical artifacts and interactive systems
• the development of workshop activities
• field research with local food producers
In addition to these activities, there will be weekly readings in both theory and practice and all students will be expected to contribute towards research papers and/or presentations.
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Posted on December 5, 2009 by Lady Rogue
Posted on November 30, 2009 by Lady Rogue
3 Billion dollars worth of software management is going into the EU FutureFarm project. Here’s the scoop on this standardized farm management information system:
This short film, first presented at Agritechnica 2009, shows the concept developed within the EU FP7 project “FutureFarm” for a service-oriented architecture for delivering knowledge about farm management and crop production rules, regulations, laws and standards in a machine-readable form.
Using this system, farmers’ software may automatically check planned operations for compliance to any standards.
Here’s a flyer with more info
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Posted on November 9, 2009 by Lady Rogue
Although the focus of this site is exploring agricultural robots, we will definitely make room for some sweet, sweet robot butlers.
<blockquote>CMU’s Snackbot is a roving wheeled ‘bot who’s primary purpose is to roam the halls of the University’s buildings, delivering tasty treast to students and faculty. Snackbot not only drives around bringing snacks, he also brings plenty of goodwill, with a pleasant-sounding voice communication system and calm demeanor unlikely to be rattled by even the most demanding snack customer. He features a sophisticated “multi-sensor fusion algorithms” which let him understand where he’s going, navigate through crowds, and can autonomously learn new objects.
– <a href=”http://technabob.com/blog/2009/10/18/snackbot-snack-delivering-robot/”>Technabob.com</a></blockquote>
MORE: <a href=”http://www.snackbot.org/team-public.html”>Carnegie Mellon’s Snackbot</a>.
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