Salah Sukkarieh is Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney and Director of Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics.He is an international expert in the emerging field of agricultural robotics, autonomous systems that can operate in outdoor environments and provide support with crop and livestock farming.He also leads a project on smart farming systems for nutrition at the Charles Perkins Centre and leads a project on nanorobotics at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.In 2017, he was awarded the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, for his work in developing autonomous farming robots, among other achievements.Beginning with automated weed detection by drone 15 years ago, he has been involved in numerous industry-supported projects investigating field robotics for purposes such as weeding, precision herbicide spraying, and yield estimation.
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Field robotics company Agerris is commercialising robotic agricultural equipment and AI solutions on farms. The company’s AI-based Crop Intelligence software offers a wealth of information ranging from weed heat maps, yield count and size estimation. Agerris CEO Salah Sukkarieh, who is also Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, talked about his agtech startup on the Startup Daily show on ausbiz recently.