University of Lincoln’s Robotic Fruit Picking Project Featured As Part of UK’s Industrial Strategy Plan

A fruit picking project, nicknamed ‘RAS-Berry’ has seen a collaboration between scientists at the University of Lincoln, SAGA Robotics and Berry Gardens Growers Ltd create the next generation of fruit-picking robots. One of the largest projects of its kind in the EU, the aim is to relieve agricultural workers from heavy lifting work and increase …

Climate change expert to speak at latest briefing series

On Tuesday 30th May 2017, we will welcome climate change expert, Professor Pier Vellinga (pictured), as keynote speaker in our latest Agri-Food briefing series, titled ‘Climate Change and sea level rise, impacts and opportunities for agriculture in North Sea coastal areas’. Held at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (pictured), Holbeach, the event will feature Prof Vellinga as …

Agri-Food Themes at Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Senior Lecturer in Agriculture, Simon Goodger, recently gave a fascinating presentation which covered five key themes that LIAT will focus on. You can view Simon’s full presentation here. One of the themes of Simon’s presentation is Robotic Automation- a crucial element of Agri-Food Technology.  A video of LIAT’s very own farming robot, Thorvald can be viewed below.  

LIAT at Lincolnshire Farming Conference 2017

The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) were pleased to attend the Lincolnshire Farming Conference 2017, at the well known Lincolnshire Showground. As a yearly event held at the home of the historic Lincolnshire Show, the day was an excellent opportunity for people working in the Agricultural sector to learn about new developments in the industry and socialise …

LIAT’s very own Thorvald featured on BBC’s Countryfile

BBC One’s flagship Sunday evening programme, Countryfile, this week featured the pioneering work of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT). As part of the show’s Lincolnshire programme, Director of LIAT Professor Simon Pearson, introduced the University’s Thorvald robot, which is designed to support a range of agri-tech experiments in the field. The image below is …