26th May 2017

Automation, robotics & sensing for the vegetable industry

2017 Regional industry forums:

The Bundaberg forum will be held:

Where:  DAF/DNR offices 16-32 Enterprise St Bundaberg.

Date: 6th June

Time: 3:00-5:00pm in the afternoon.

Light refreshments will be available.


3:00 pm

Introduction Sue Heisswolf DAF

3:15 pm

Chris McCool & Tristan Perez – QLD University of  Technology (QUT)via video link

  • Rapid yield assessment – protected and field grown capsicum trial results
  • AgBot 2, Harvey & other QUT robotics platforms – update on progress

3:45 pm

Salah Sukkarieh - Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR)via video link

  • RIPPA the weed zipper, Ladybird & other robotics work – update on progress

4:00 pm

Break for tea/coffee and a chance to catch up

4:15 pm

Peyman Moghadam – CSIROvia video link

  • Hyperspectral imaging for early problem detection – pot trial results to date
  • Micro-climate monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks

4:35 pm

Phil Valencia CSIRO and David Carey DAFvia video link

  • Gatton trial results – autonomous system to detect and manage birds on farm

4:45 pm

Sue Heisswolf/David Carey/Steve Ginns

  • Lean: process flow analysis case study results
  • Project evaluation results

5:00 pm

Forum close & refreshments

Each topic will be followed by a Q&A session to give people a chance to talk with researchers directly

To RSVP please contact:

David Carey, Gatton – 0467 746 302

Steve Ginns, Bundaberg – 0477 312 156

Sue Heisswolf, Bowen  – 07 4797 9728

Linking in via webinar. If you can’t make the forum in your district on the day – we are hoping to enable you to listen in to one of the forums via GoTo webinars.

If you are interested in getting linked in, please send us an email with the DAY that you want to join in.

We will send you a return email with instructions on how to register and join the forum of your choice.

The cut of date for email requests is Friday 2 June.