LARICS' Matko Orsag took part in the Zagreb Energy Congress - ZEC 2019, organized by the IEEE Student Branch University of Zagreb on 10-14 April, 2019 at our Faculty. He held a lecture titled "Robots in Service of Human Kind" during the Academy Day of the event and told the attending students and listeners about what robots are doing for humans and what they could potentially do in the future, particularly in relation to agriculture and our Specularia project, but also in relation to the energy sector. LARICS was a silver sponsor of this event. You can read the lecture abstract and see a few pictures in the detailed news.
In a world with increasing pollution, organic agriculture is a step forward. By reducing the amount of pesticides and GMO cultures, the amount of human labour with lower yield increases. Human labour in organic agriculture can be replaced with robot labour, so the SPECULARIA project proposes a heterogeneous system which goes beyond existing agricultural robots. This makes this system ideal for family farms. At the same time, this same technology can easily be used in the energy sector, particularly for electroenergetic system surveillance and maintenance.
All pictures are by ZEC 2019: