RSVP: Tauranga Public Lecture Series, 19 October. 'Robotics in Primary Industries - The Revolution'.
The robots are coming, and Professor Mike Duke from the University of Waikato's School of Engineering will explain how humans can embrace their arrival in the next Tauranga public lecture.

More than 70% of New Zealand’s merchandise exports come from the primary industries, with the Ministry for Primary Industries aiming to double primary exports from $32 billion in 2012 to $64 billion by 2025.

Professor Duke says increasing labour costs, mainly due to the need to import labour, and concerns over labour reliability, coupled with environmental and health and safety legislation are threatening the profitability of many primary sector companies. He says to address these issues, the widespread introduction of robotics and smart machinery into New Zealand’s primary industries could save companies money, improve safety, quality and efficiency.

In his lecture, Professor Duke will explain the work of the University’s AgriEngineering Research Group (and its partners), which aims to turn the vision of primary sector robotics and smart automation into a reality.

This free public lecture will be held on Thursday, 19 October at the Graham Young Youth Theatre (Tauranga Boys College), 664 Cameron Road, Tauranga. Doors open at 5.30pm. Lecture starts at 6.00pm. Registrations are essential. For queries about the Tauranga public lecture series or to be added to the event mailing list contact

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