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Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots

Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots
Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots
The research reported in this paper explores autonomous technologies for agricultural farming application and is focused on the development of multiple-cooperative agricultural robots (AgBots). These are highly autonomous, small, lightweight, and unmanned machines that operate cooperatively (as opposed to a traditional single heavy machine) and are suited to work on broadacre land (large-scale crop operations on land parcels greater than 4,000m2). Since this is a new, and potentially disruptive technology, little is yet known about farmer attitudes towards robots, how robots might be incorporated into current farming practice, and how best to marry the capability of the robot with the work of the farmer. This paper reports preliminary insights (with a focus on farmer-robot control) gathered from field visits and contextual interviews with farmers, and contributes knowledge that will enable further work toward the design and application of agricultural robotics
computer-human interaction, human-robot interface, agricultural robots, multi-cooperative-robots
978-1-4503-3146-3
1067-1072
Redhead, Fiona
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Snow, Stephen
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Vyas, Dhaval
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Bawden, Owen
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Russell, Ray
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Perez, Tristan
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Brereton, Margot
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Redhead, Fiona
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Snow, Stephen
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Vyas, Dhaval
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Bawden, Owen
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Russell, Ray
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Perez, Tristan
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Brereton, Margot
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Redhead, Fiona, Snow, Stephen, Vyas, Dhaval, Bawden, Owen, Russell, Ray, Perez, Tristan and Brereton, Margot (2015) Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots. CHI EA '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Korea, Republic of. 18 - 23 Apr 2015. pp. 1067-1072 . (doi:10.1145/2702613.2732894).

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Abstract

The research reported in this paper explores autonomous technologies for agricultural farming application and is focused on the development of multiple-cooperative agricultural robots (AgBots). These are highly autonomous, small, lightweight, and unmanned machines that operate cooperatively (as opposed to a traditional single heavy machine) and are suited to work on broadacre land (large-scale crop operations on land parcels greater than 4,000m2). Since this is a new, and potentially disruptive technology, little is yet known about farmer attitudes towards robots, how robots might be incorporated into current farming practice, and how best to marry the capability of the robot with the work of the farmer. This paper reports preliminary insights (with a focus on farmer-robot control) gathered from field visits and contextual interviews with farmers, and contributes knowledge that will enable further work toward the design and application of agricultural robotics

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Published date: April 2015
Venue - Dates: CHI EA '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Korea, Republic of, 2015-04-18 - 2015-04-23
Keywords: computer-human interaction, human-robot interface, agricultural robots, multi-cooperative-robots
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 386432
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386432
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3146-3
PURE UUID: d77470a0-9965-4e0a-b51c-2a1455263693

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2016 09:17
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 20:49

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