The international expert event in agricultural robotics
How to bring together agricultural robotics experts from all over the world, given the current context? To achieve this, GOFAR, the association organizing FIRA, has decided to arrange a virtual version of its annual event, from 8 to 10 December, 2020. Through its recognized platform, FIRA will provide international participants with online live access to speakers, stand tours and interactions with exhibitors and other participants, and will thus become the social network for agricultural robotics.
This 3-day new format combines innovation and quality online experience for a sector that has a key role to play to address the current environmental, economic and social issues.
DISCOVER FIRA 2020 IN MOTION: https://youtu.be/tnZMsG7P65U
FIRA 2020: WHEN THE VIRTUAL BROADENS THE SCOPE OF POSSIBILITIES
Since its first edition, robot manufacturers, agri food companies, agro businesses, producers, researchers, investors and solution providers from all over the world meet in Toulouse during FIRA, the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics.
For its 5th edition and considering the ongoing particular context, FIRA goes virtual, and aspires to gather more than 3.000 participants worldwide from December 8 to 10 (compared to 850 participants in 2019 for its live version). This virtualization will serve as a wonderful opportunity for the sector to increase its attractiveness and to offer all agricultural robotics professionals, wherever they are, the possibility to take part in this new deal of the agricultural world, while limiting its carbon footprint.
Conferences and round tables will be available live online and “on demand” as soon as they are completed, so as to allow participants, wherever they are in the world, to avoid time zones constraints.
As for the stands, they will be accessible and will offer the possibility to browse through the videos, brochures and photos of the exhibitors, and to chat with them using chat or video.
The 2nd edition of the RobAgri Scientific Workshop is also part of the program. It will be held in a dedicated room and will provide presentations of technical and scientific research projects with view on the poster area of these projects.
ON THE 2020 AGENDA: “AGRICULTURAL ROBOTICS, PART OF THE NEW AGRICULTURAL WORLD?”
This year is marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and the global confinement it has led to and we have all faced. This unprecedented situation impacts the agricultural production and further conveys the difficulties of a sector that is demanding but undergoes labor shortage. In that light, how can robotics provide an appropriate and alternative response, without neglecting its integration into an unusual social, economic and environmental context?
The international speakers selected for their expertise will be featured to share their vision and exchange with the participants.
NEW FEATURES: ROBOT DEMOS
This year, all robot manufacturers will be offering demos in real conditions, presented live and exclusively at FIRA.
Harvesting, animal welfare management, weeding, disease detection, autonomous platforms, data collection…, are as many applications for which robotic solutions are already implemented. FIRA represents a unique opportunity to share knowledge, to explore new collaborations and to consider, together, the conditions allowing the integration of innovative robotic solutions in an agricultural process concerned with reducing the risks to health, food production and the environment.
Registrations for this new FIRA format will soon be open, and we look forward to meeting you in December for a program (currently in progress) that fuels rich debates and whose discussions will be consolidated into a summary .