BRIEF

Globally, agriculture has met the demands from rapidly growing urban population. However hundreds of millions of urban dwellers suffer under-nutrition. The key issues with regard to agriculture and urbanization are whether the growing and changing demands for agricultural products from growing urban populations can be sustained. [Satterthwaite and all].
UN projections suggest that the world’s urban population will grow by more than a billion people between 2010 and 2025 (United Nations 2008). It is likely that the proportion of the global population not producing food will continue to grow.
It’s clear we need to reconfigure our food production chain, implementing alternative systems that could increase the productivity of the land, respecting its ecology while creating a new fruitful market for companies and digital farmers.


DESIGN GUIDELINES

With this seminar we want to explore the implications and applications of technology based solutions for the monitoring and harvesting operations over crops fields. The seminar will be a hands-on experience involving farmers, computational designers, robotic engineers from the team of Robotics for Microfarms (Romi). Robotics for Microfarms is a european program funded under the framework of H2020.
ROMI will produce an integrated, multi-scale picture of the crop development that will help the farmer monitor the crops to increase efficient harvesting. This project aims to adapt and extend state-of-the-art land-based and airborne monitoring tools to handle small fields with complex layouts and mixed crops.


TOPICS

Softwares

Agisoft
MissionPlanner
qGis

Hardware

Nero Balloon
Sony CSL rover
Smart Citizen Kit
Multispectral cameras
Zed Scanner


SCHEDULE

Monday

@Chatelain
11:00 to 13:00

  • Visit to Chatelain
  • Introduction Shizu
  • Introduction Peter Hanappe & David Colliaux
  • Introduction Aldo Sollazzo

14:00 to 18:00

  • Robot setup / Sony CSL David Colliaux
  • Balloon / Rover setup
  • GreenHouse explanation

Tuesday

@Chatelain

9:00 to 13:00

  • Data Collection on field/crop mapping
  • Tree Crops Data Collection (tree positions etc)
  • Smart Citizen Kit data collection

14:00 to 18:00

  • Photogrammetry reconstruction thermal data / ndvi data
  • Data Visualization in Grasshopper
  • qGIS setup

Wednesday

@Ecoles du Ponts

9:30 to 13:00

  • Worksession

14:00 to 18:00

  • Presentation

MASTER
Design by Data

COURSE  TITLE
Data to Information
Robotics In Microfarm

DATE
10-12  of March  2018

LOCATION
Pepinieres-Chatelain, France
Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, France 

IN COLLABORATION WITH
IaaC
Fab City Research Lab
Sony CSL
Pepinieres-Chatelain

TUTORS

Noumena

Aldo Sollazzo
Aldo is an architect and researcher. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication. Since 2011, he is the manager of Noumena. He is also founder of Fab Lab Frosinone and Director of Reshape – digital craft community. Since 2015 he is Head of IaaC Visiting program and Director of IaaC Global Summer School. He is also coordinator of Fab Academy Paris and SuperNode for the same program in France and Corsica.

Starsky Lara
Starsky Lara is computation designer & product development engineer with expertise tools in manufacturing, computer science, and IoT.  – Masters of Advanced Architecture (M.Arch) at IaaC and Master in Product Engineering and Manufacturing Processes (M.ENG) at UPC. In 2013 He got involved in the project Eolic and as well started to developer DUMO – in 2014 he became part of Noumena by developing NERO. Currently, he is developing of VR-Edge; and is part of intelligent cities studio as assistant teacher.

Sony Computer Science Lab

Peter Hanappe
Peter Hanappe studied electronic engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He joined the Sony Computer Science Laboratory (Paris) in 2002 where he founded the P2P Food Lab. His goal is to combine technology with agroecology and participative systems to develop community-based food systems. This unusual exploration led to the LettuceThink robot for micro-farms, and a citizen science project for agroecology called CitizenSeeds. In the past he has worked on several successful participative projects in the domain of sustainability. He was involved in setting up a collective system for monitoring noise in urban environments (NoiseTube) and in the monitoring of energy consumption of distributed computing networks (OpenSensorData.net). He built critical components for large-scale distributed climate simulations in collaboration with the U.K. Met Office and Oxford University.

Pepiniers-Chatelain

Shizu Okada
Shizu Okada is the crop manager at Chatelain.  She is in charge of the innovation at Pépinières Chatelain.  She graduated as network engineer and worked as a consultant in Networks and Telecommunication technologies. Shizu decided to change careers and to leverage her experience to dedicate herself to food production. She graduated from AgroSupDijon agriculture school (BTS Productions vegetales) and obtained a Master’s degree at AgroParisTech with a specialization in Urban Agriculture. She joined Pépinières Chatelain in 2016 to develop the market farming unit and start an internal program on technological and technical innovation for soil-less, greenhouse, field-grown crops.

Fab Lab Barcelona – Valldaura Labs

Jonathan Minchin
Having studied Fine Arts and Design Craftsmanship, Jonathan Minchin attained a masters degree MSC in ‘International Cooperation, Sustainable Emergency Architecture’ in 2010. In this field he has worked on housing and development projects alongside ‘Habitat for Humanity’ in Costa Rica, ‘UNESCO’ in Cuba and with ‘Basic Initiative’ in Tunisia. He has worked in conjunction with ‘UN-Habitat’ in Barcelona and holds a particular interest in appropriate technology and local manufacturing. His professional career has focused on architectural and urban development projects with Architects Offices in both England and Spain and his writing on “Geographic referencing for Technology Transfer” was published in the book “Reflections on Development and Cooperation” in 2011. He took part in the Fab Academy at the Fab Lab Barcelona in 2013. Jonathan is currently the coordinator of the Green Fab Lab at Valldaura Labs, IAAC Campus in Barcelona.

DESIGN BY DATA STUDENTS

BORNAZ Soraya
Mme BUGNIOT Célia
Mme DARMON Ilona
M. DUBOIS Luc
M. GANDOLPHE Thomas
Mme KOCH Pauline
M. LOKHANDWALA Zaheed Dawood
M. MOTAMEDI Mahan
Mme MUNDADA Namita Lokhande
Mme NICHOL Bonny
M. SICOURI Thomas
M. SOUMAHORO Thomas
Mme TRUFFERT Juliette
M. ZOU Congzheng

LOCATION

This seminar took place at Pépinières Chatelain

PARTNERS