FIRA
2020
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FIRA 2020 schedule is under construction. However, you can already discover the thematics and formats.

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Tuesday 08 December

9:15am to 10:30am

How does agricultural robotics impact on the new deal - economics & social issues?

#PART 1: FOOD & FARMING

CONFERENCE

The confinement we had to face severely impacted the agricultural world: indeed, the labor shortage related to the closure of borders, combined with difficulties in movement of the national workforce, hit the 2020 season hard.

Where do we stand with the food and agriculture situation in the world ?

Robotics could be an appropriate response, but may face certain obstacles. What is the place of agricultural robotics in this context? How can it be implemented in a world in transition while offering a positive alternative? Should we be afraid to automate certain agricultural tasks given the current economic and social context, or is robotics one of the keys to getting out of the crisis in the agricultural world?

The two successive speakers at this conference will, on the one hand, take stock of the world food situation in 2020, followed by the place of agricultural robotics in this context, on the other hand.

Intervenants :

WAKSMAN Guy (France)

Former Director R&D at ACTA Informatique

WAKSMAN Guy (France)

Former Director R&D at ACTA Informatique

10:50am to 11:00am

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
11:30am to 12:30pm

Agricultural Robots for field crops

#Workshops

Discover the latest robots for field crops. Experiments and robot manufacturers pitches presentations.

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12:35pm to 12:45pm

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
2:30pm to 3:00pm

How to go from "robot bashing" to the "robot haushing", for the end consumer?

#PART 2: SOCIETY

CONFERENCE

The major innovations in the agricultural world have a significant impact on the beliefs (founded or not) of end consumers. In order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, and the possible societal debates that could lead to the “robot bashing”, it is crucial to involve civil society in the design and development phases of the robots.

The speaker at this conference will propose his vision to enable a healthy and sustainable development of agricultural robotics, while not falling into some of the pitfalls he has witnessed in his own industry.

3:00pm to 4:00pm

How to go from "robot bashing" to the "robot haushing", for the end consumer?

#PART 2: SOCIETY

ROUND TABLE DEBATE

The major innovations in the agricultural world have a significant impact on the beliefs (founded or not) of end consumers. In order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, and the possible societal debates that could lead to the “robot bashing”, it is crucial to involve civil society in the design and development phases of the robots.

This round table / conference will be an opportunity for the speakers to share ideas to understand, together, the place and the contribution of robotics in the production of quality agro-food goods.

4:05pm to 4:15pm

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Robot decision for adaptation to human behavior, off-road and task diversity, and safety preservation

#Scientific Workshop

SESSION 1

Organized by RobAgri

6:00pm to 6:30pm

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
7:00pm to 8:00pm

How to get funded for french based companies international projects, and for import in France?

#Table Talks

OPEN DISCUSSION

Moderated by:

Wednesday 09 December

9:00am to 10:30am

Human – robot interaction and cobotic application for agriculture

#Scientific Workshop

SESSION 2

Organized by RobAgri

10:50am to 11:10am

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
11:35am to 11:55am

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
1:30pm to 2:00pm

Farming with no tractor driver, is it possible?

#PART 3: TECHNOLOGIES

CONFERENCE

The automation of field tasks leading to the advent of a new agricultural production represents a significant challenge in the organization of the sector.

But, concretely, what will this change in the professions of each player?

The speaker at this conference has also been responsible for the implementation of autonomous vehicles for another industry than agricultural robotics, will provide feedbacks on how the industry has been able to organize itself.

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Farming with no tractor driver, is it possible?

#PART 3: TECHNOLOGIES

ROUND TABLE DEBATE

The automation of field tasks leading to the advent of a new agricultural production represents a significant challenge in the organization of the sector.

But, concretely, what will this change in the professions of each player? From the technology supplier to the dealer, through agro-supply, how will the market and the legislation have to adapt?

This round table aim to better understand the organizational impact on all actors in the value chain of agricultural robotics: technology supplier, robot manufacturers, producers, agro-equipment, seeds, but also agro global companies are invited to discuss the agricultural new deal  in which tractor drivers will no longer exist.

Intervenants :

Laurent CHATELAIN (France)

Chatelain Nursery

Owner

Laurent CHATELAIN (France)

Chatelain Nursery

Owner

1974 Birth in Gonnesse (95).
1992 CAP-BEP Fénelon in Vaujours
1994 BTA in Nursery Option at the Lycée du Paysage et de l'Environnement Fénelon, in Vaujours (93).
1996 BTS horticultural production nursery with option arboriculture at the Institut de Genech (59).
1997 Licence as Technical Advisor in Horticultural Product Sales at Técomah, Jouy-en-Josas (78). Joined the family business.
1999 Acquisition of Pépinières Carnet, specialized in the production of fruit trees. 2001 Creation of the garden centre.
2011 Takeover of the family business.
2012 Creation of GIE Pépinières Franciliennes. Blue Plant Certification.
2015 Obtains the Fleurs de France label.
2016 In 2016, creation of Pépinières de France.
2018 Launch of the organic market gardening activity. Creation of the start-up Up4Green

Aymeric BARTHES (France)

Naïo Technologies

CEO

Aymeric BARTHES (France)

Naïo Technologies

CEO

Robotic engineer, from the beginning Aymeric BARTHES has the desire to bring real solutions to the agricultural world to revolutionize working methods and thus preserve crops and the environment. The challenge of feeding more and more people around the world can only be met by the emergence of innovative solutions. It is in this sense that he co-founded Naïo Technologies, a company that develops and markets multi-task robots dedicated to the agricultural world.
He has led the Naïo Technologies team since its inception, carrying out various projects simultaneously and adjusting the strategy to the company’s development.

Gordon CLEMENTS (Germany)

VARTA AG

General Manager Solutions

Gordon CLEMENTS (Germany)

VARTA AG

General Manager Solutions

Graduated BSc (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University West of Scotland.

7 years experience in Electronic Design & Project Management followed by 10 years career in Product Management and Sales Management in the semiconductor industry before moving to VARTA in 2002.

17 years in the battery industry focused mainly on LiB in sales management and now General Manager of VARTA Storage Gmbh with P&L responsibility for Power and Energy product lines.

Global business perspective and extensive knowledge of applications for LiB across all business sectors and applications from cell phone to e-mobility.

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Farming with no tractor driver: Data collection and traceability issues

#PART 3: TECHNOLOGIES

ROUND TABLE DEBATE

Farming with autonomous machines could be possible if the industry learn how to be better organized.

But with no tractor driver, what are the issues about data collection? How could their traceability be ensured?

A specialized lawer, a food retailer, a standardization organization and a seed producer will debate together to find out the best way to technologically allow farming with robots.

Intervenants :

BERTOLINI Andrea (Italy)

Lawer specialised in Robotics

BERTOLINI Andrea (Italy)

Lawer specialised in Robotics

MEYERS Greg (Switzerland)

Syngenta

CIO / CDO

MEYERS Greg (Switzerland)

Syngenta

CIO / CDO

4:35pm to 4:55pm

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
5:15pm to 6:15pm

Robots for vineyards

#Workshops

Discover the latest robots for vineyards. Robot manufacturers and return of experiments presentations.

6:30pm to 6:50pm

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Table Talk

#Table Talks

Thursday 10 December

9:00am to 10:30am

From lab to success story: what business model ?

#PART 4: GO TO MARKET!

CONFERENCE

Agricultural robot projects are as different in their applications and functionalities as they are in their very nature: project from Research Center, young start-up, large group spin-off, dedicated R&D department among the historical leaders of the , ... But ultimately, who will win the race? And with what funding and business model?

The speaker of this conference will present the outlook of the agricultural robotics market from 2020 to 2030, as well as the different business models available to manufacturers.

Intervenants :

GHAFFARZADEH Khasha (Germany)

IDTechEx

Director of Research

GHAFFARZADEH Khasha (Germany)

IDTechEx

Director of Research

9:30am to 10:30am

From lab to success story: what business model ?

#PART 4: GO TO MARKET!

ROUND TABLE DEBATE

Agricultural robot projects are as different in their applications and functionalities as they are in their very nature: project from Research Center, young start-up, large group spin-off, dedicated R&D department among the historical leaders of the , ... But ultimately, who will win the race? And with what funding and business model?

In this fourth part, the speakers will try to describe their own development models and the advantages / disadvantages they entail. They will also express their support needs for a sustainable development of their project.

An Agro economist, an Investor, a Public Research project leader, an Industrial project and a Start up CEO will together debate about:

  • Which agricultural robot development models?
    Which business models? Which constraints to face?
    Which system will be the most successfull and why?
Intervenants :

Peter HANAPPE (France)

SONY CSL

Researcher

Peter HANAPPE (France)

SONY CSL

Researcher

The issue of sustainable food systems seems to have nothing in common with IT. Yet this is the field of research that interests Peter Hanappe. After a professional career in computer music (Ircam - Centre George Pompidou) and participatory distributed computing (Climateprediction.net with Oxford University), he founded the Robotics for Mircofarms (ROMI) project at Sony Computer Science Laboratories. His goal is to join the technology and food production to the ideas of the collaborative economy.

10:50am to 11:10am

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
11:30am to 12:30pm

Agricultural Robots for fruits and vegetables

#Workshops

Discover the latest robots for fruits and vegetables production. Robot manufacturers and return of experiments presentations.

12:35pm to 12:55pm

Robot Demo

#Robots Demos
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Robots for breeding

#Workshops

Discover the latest robots for breeding and animal welfare. Robot manufacturers and return of experiments presentations.

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Implement automation and coordination with robots for agriculture tasks achievement

#Scientific Workshop

SESSION 3

Organized by RobAgri

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