Recap RoboCrops May 2022

RoboCrops May 2022

Pictures of the Today and Tomorrow event can be found here. (credits to Rolf van Koppen)

Presentations: <Coming soon>

RoboCrops Today:

Dirk Aleven, Foodventures – How Dutch technology is used in large scale international food production

Peter Jens, Director Strategic Alliances  – A critical view on the ‘bright’ future of horticulture

Product Pitches: leading (inter)national robotic developers will pitch their state of the art solutions.

  • ADI Innovations
  • Blue-Radix
  • Certhon / Denso
  • Corvus drones
  • Gearbox Innovations
  • Hortikey
  • Inaho
  • Pats Drones
  • Priva Kompano
  • Sobolt
  • Vdletg

Eric van Heck, RSM – Circular and digital innovation in the flower sector

Maarten Steinbuch, High-Tech Systems Professor at TU/e – “Are robots our friends?”



12:00 Registration & light lunch and possibility to meet the robot builders and autonomous growing specialist at their booth.
13:00 Danny Hetharia – Sobolt: AI: From buzz to business
Peter Zinn – Digital security in High Tech – welcome to the dark side
14:00 Dimitra Dodou, TU Delft – Soft robotic grippers for crop handling or harvesting: state-of-the-art and future directions
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Tracks:

  • Robotics and AI:
    • Plant factories
    • Levels of autonomy
    • Using AI for growth


  • Labour & ethics:
    • The future of work
    • MAKE Center: joined forces of Manufacturing Industry and Education in the battle for technical craftsmen
    • Ethics and robotics
16:30 Jim Stolze, International Tech Entrepeneur: Digital transformation – using data and AI
17:00 Wrap-up
17:30 Drinks & Networking
19:00 End of event