After a very unusual year, the whole team have been very busy ensuring that our work can still go ahead as planned. Read all about it in December’s newsletter here!
The New Dexterity Group won the Assistive Devices open challenge of the 2020 Hackaday Prize with their wearable, soft robotic exoskeleton gloves! The Hackaday Prize is an international competition organized by SupplyFrame and sponsored by many organizations, companies, and non-profits.
Professor Bruce MacDonald talks to RNZ around improved technologies to help solve the seasonal worker shortage in NZ’s horticultural sector. Listen to the episode of RNZ podcast: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/podcast-card/fruit-picking-squeeze
Congratulations to our Multipurpose Orchard Robotics Team! Our recent paper: Robotic kiwifruit harvesting using machine vision, convolutional neural networks, and robotic arms, (submitted to Biosystems Engineering) has been shortlisted for consideration for a EurAgEng Outstanding Paper Award 2020. The Awards
Enginuity Day, an annual event hosted by the Faculty of Engineering celebrates, motivates, and inspires our future women engineers. Girls from high school were invited to hear about, learn, and try engineering activities. Our robotics team led by Henry Williams,
Over the last 6+ years, CARES has partnered with Robotics Plus to develop robotics technologies for orchards. Our collaboration on project Multipurpose Orchard Robotics, developed new orchard automation technology for pollination and harvesting services internationally using a new multi-purpose autonomous
Meet Mahla Nejati, PhD student. “My most memorable moment: seeing the robot pick a kiwifruit for the first time” Multipurpose Orchard Robotics was an awesome project that developed new orchard automation technology for pollination and harvesting of fruit such as
Meet Parag Tarwadi, PhD student How would you describe your project? My research is to develop a reliable, real-time, and inexpensive navigation system for scanning a ship hull with the unwanted biofouling. The underwater robot will autonomously navigate around the