• Park Foyer
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019
  • 16:45 - 17:05

Autonomous technology – Horticulture beyond the green thumb

  • Summit
Our keynote speaker Silke Hemming will provide you with an update on the latest developments in autonomous greenhouses. Could advances like IoT and AI be the answer to the much needed greenhouses?
Head scientific research team Greenhouse Technology at Wageningen University & Research. Silke Hemming will provide an update on the latest developments in autonomous greenhouses. In the future even more greenhouses are needed to produce our food, but we may not have the manpower to build and operate them fast enough. Could advances in technology like IoT and AI be the answer to meet this demand? With several competing teams, Silke recently finalized the ‘autonomous greenhouse challenge’, where fully autonomous greenhouses competed with growers. Silke will share the results from the challenge, new insights and the R&D way forward.

Silke Hemming

Dr. Silke Hemming studied Horticultural Sciences at the University of Hanover, Germany. Since 1999 she works at Wageningen University and Research Centre. Since 2007 she is head of the scientific research team Greenhouse Technology within WUR. Silke Hemming is an expert on the field of novel greenhouse design concepts and modern greenhouse coverings. Silke recently initiated research on the field of artificial intelligence and greenhouses control and lead the first international challenge on Autonomous greenhouses.