Agricultural production is a key economic activity providing a growing world population with resources like food, fibers, fuels, and chemical basic components. Despite a growing world population, labour participation in agricultural production is declining and technology is needed to support farmers in their work. Technologies like sensing, data, artificial intelligence, and robotics will become more and more important. This special issue addresses technological progress in robotics and intelligent machine systems for smart agricultural production. Papers could address any part of the agricultural value chain including plant and animal breeding, through on-farm production, to post-harvest storage, logistics, packaging, and food processing. Besides on-farm food, feed and fiber production, off-farm production can be considered like fishery, forestry and urban landscaping and maintenance.
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Deadline for submission: February 1, 2023
Special issue publication date: December 2023