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Maaratech newsletter – Issue 3 – March 2021

Maaratech newsletter – Issue 3 – March 2021

The challenges of 2020 are not yet behind us, as a sudden Auckland lockdown forced a quick change of plan for our strategy meeting in Christchurch. However, this summer has been productive, and you can read all about it in our third newsletter...

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Virtual reality viticulture

Virtual reality viticulture

The work of our Part IV student, Mitchell Faulconridge, (under supervision of Henry Williams) has been featured on Uniservices Insights. This is part of our Maaratech research programme, and Mitchell has been working on Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) tools to...

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Congratulations Dr Nejati!

Congratulations Dr Nejati!

Hot off the press: Mahla Nejati has successfully completed her PhD oral defence for her project “Developing the vision system of an orchard robot“. Congratulations Dr Nejati! You can read more about Mahla’s PhD work in this article. Mahla will...

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New Dexterity wins international prize at Hackaday

New Dexterity wins international prize at Hackaday

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,...

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Robotics to help with fruit picker shortage

Robotics to help with fruit picker shortage

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...

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A fruitful partnership with Robotics Plus

A fruitful partnership with Robotics Plus

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...

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