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Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) Seminar Series: "Anticipating Change: How Apple Growers are Preparing for New Robotic Technologies" - Katherine Legun

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, 114
107 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

With the growth of new co-design strategies for technology development, and increasing media attention on future automation of the farm, food producers are aware of new robotics on the horizon. This talk will discuss how apple growers are anticipating new robotic technologies: the factors that are likely to shape the adoption of these technologies and the potential environmental, social and economic effects, enabling researchers and developers to identify sites of intervention to broaden the benefits of a new technology in an industry.

Katharine Legun is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her work considers how plants, measurement systems, and new artificial intelligence technology shapes ecological and economic agency (in other words, how it shapes what people have the capacity to do) in the context of agri-food systems. Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA), a faculty led initiative focused on creating a strong voice in the emerging area of Digital Agriculture (DA), invites Senior Lecturer Legun to present her research for the monthly CIDA Seminar Series.

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Katharine Legun

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