Episode 19 – Roopika Ravikanna
farm robots, fruit-picking and human-robot interaction
In the first episode of the new season, Claire chatted to Roopika Ravikanna from the University of Lincoln all about farm robots, fruit-picking and human-robot interaction.
Roopika Ravikanna is a second year PhD student at the University of Lincoln pursuing research under ‘AgriForwards’ Centre for Doctoral training. Her research interests include Human Robot Interaction and Multi Robot Systems. She focuses on developing a fully autonomous system of agricultural transportation robots for assisting farm workers in horticulture and commercial fruit growing environments. She is passionate about taking part in STEM outreach activities, to help inspire young people take up a main stream education in Science.