On Thursday 21st April, Antobot exhibited our latest robotics technology at the Agri-Tech Centres Annual Conference held at the Congress Centre in London which brought together thought-leaders from the agri-food industry, research and policy alongside the 4 UK Agri-Tech Centres – Agrimetrics, Agri-EPI Centre, CHAP and CIEL to discuss the opportunities and challenges around harnessing innovation and technology for sustainable agri-food systems.
The morning featured an opening speech from Jo Churchill MP, Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) on the UK government’s future vision for agriculture.
“Food production and environmental protection go hand in hand. They are two sides of the same coin. The steps we are taking to encourage a more sustainable model of agriculture are also helping the resilience and profitability of farm businesses – but innovation is crucial: data, AI, and Robotics.” – Jo Churchill MP
Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive of Innovate UK, made a keynote speech on the strategy for the UK to support innovation in the agri-food sector and emphasised its importance and urgency.
“This sector for us is vital because it is to do with our society, our people, our security but also our planet [...] it covers every single aspect of our lives” – Indro Mukerjee
Our CEO and Founder, Dr Howard Wu, joined the panel of the best and most innovative UK companies in the Agri-Tech sector to discuss how Antobot’s innovation will help to transform the agricultural industry to a more sustainable future. Howard shared our vision and technology with the host Charlotte Smith of BBC Countryfile and BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today, you can check out their interesting discussion here (featuring our Top 21 to watch technology the universal Robot Control Unit®!)