In alignment with New Zealand’s Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP), two Waikato University research groups, Waikato Robotics Automation and Sensing (WaiRAS) and the Machine Learning Group have joined together to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for Agritech research. The Waikato Agritech Group provides research in; machine learning, computer vision, sensing, control and bespoke hardware, for all types of agricultural operations. A typical example is the mechatronic precision dibbler shown below, that produces precision holes for planting forestry cuttings and has drilled over 20 million precision holes for a nursery.
Professor Mike Duke
The Dr John Gallagher Chair in Engineering
Phone: +64 7 838 4522
Mr Peter Reutemann
Senior Research Programmer (CS)
Phone: +64 7 858 5174
If you want to undertake research collaboration with the Agritech group, contact Professor Mike Duke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 838 4522