Naïo Technologies organizes FIRA, the first International Forum of Agricultural Robotics
Toulouse – France
October 24, 2016
On November 18 & 19th, 2016, French agribot start-up Naïo Technologies organizes the first edition of FIRA, the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics in Toulouse, France. The goal of this unique event is not only to introduce Naïo’s range of agricultural robots; FIRA is designed to reunite key players in the field of agricultural robots to imagine the agriculture of the future. On stage you’ll find Oz, Ted and Dino, followed by lightning talks from agricultural innovators Bosch, Sony, Fendt… and a barcamp on tomorrow’s agricultural robots... The whole event will be live streamed on YouTube for everyone to share. Stay tuned!
#FIRA2016 Agricultural Robotics: discover, imagine and share
« The idea behind FIRA is not merely to introduce our robots to the international community, the event is designed to allow key players in the field of agricultural robotics to meet up and work together on innovative ideas», explains Gaëtan Séverac, Naïo Technologies’ COO. «There are quite a number of events and scientific conferences on agricultural innovation but we couldn’t find a professional and industrial event that was dedicated to agricultural robotics in particular », adds Aymeric Barthes, the company’s CEO.
FIRA addresses the need to understand and anticipate the challenges of the agribot sector. Farmers, industrial players, researchers, advisors, journalists… the agribot sector appeals to all and everyone’s always eager to learn more! FIRA 2016 addresses the 3 following themes:
- DISCOVER THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL ROBOTICS – Naïo Technologies’ keynote speech on the future of agriculture and their agricultural robots Oz, Dino and Ted. The keynote will be followed by lightning talks from Bosch Deepfield Robotics, AGCO Fendt, Precision Makers…),
- IMAGINE TOMORROW’S AGRICULTURE – Workshops where all spectators become participants! The goal is to work together on specific topics and exchange viewpoints on the agriculture of the future,
- SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE – The keynote speech and lightning talks will be live streamed on YouTube! You can follow the conference on the Internet wherever you are from any device.
Naïo Keynote – Vision, new agricultural robots and pre-orders
Agricultural technology start-up Naïo Technologies organizes a keynote to present their vision of tomorrow’s agriculture: a pioneer approach that combines environmental concerns and access to healthy food with a reduced workload for farmers thanks to innovative robotics.
During the keynote speech, Naïo will also introduce their entire range of agricultural robots, which includes some new additions, and offer the possibility to pre-order new robots.
#FIRA2016 – Speakers
- Bosch Deepfield Robotics – Maurice Gohlke, Robotics Software Engineer
- AGCO Fendt – Thiemo Buchner, Research engineer
- Precision Makers – Allard Martinet, Business Development Director
- Sony Computer Science Laboratory – David Colliaux / Peter Hanappe, Research
- Chambre d’Agriculture du Morbihan – Maët Le Lan, Coordinator Experiment Station
- VetAgro Sup UMR Métafort – Philippe Jeanneaux, Lecturer and researcher in rural economics
- Groupama – Guillaume Suc, Head of Agricultural Machinery Division
#FIRA2016 – Schedule
Friday, November 18th :
- 5 pm – 6 pm: KEYNOTE NAÏO TECHNOLOGIES
- 6 pm – 7:30 pm: LIGHTNING TALKS
Saturday, November 19th :
- 9 am – 6 pm: BARCAMP WORKSHOPS
The entire schedule can be found here: http://www.naio-technologies.com/en/international-agricultural-roboticsforum-schedule/
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About Naïo Technologies
Created by robotics engineers Gaëtan Séverac and Aymeric Barthes in 2011, Naïo Technologies is an Agtech company based in Toulouse which designs, manufacturers and markets agricultural robotics solutions co-built with farmers and consumers. Being people- and environmentally-friendly, these weeding robots can, in particular, compensate for the lack of an agricultural workforce, reduce the drudgery linked with some agricultural tasks and limit the need for chemical inputs. To date, nearly 150 robots are in circulation worldwide, including Oz, designed for diversified market gardeners, Dino for weeding mound-grown vegetables and Ted, for wine growing.