On 14 February 2024 we held an event for the MBIE funded project, “Predicting the unseen: a new method for accurate yield estimation in viticulture/horticulture”, otherwise known as the Occlusion Project. The event was held at the NZ Wine Centre in Blenheim with talks on the project held in the theatre there and then a field trip to Constellation Vineyard to see our robot scanning the grapevines.
We had good industry engagement with lots of good discussion around what we are doing. The field trip was a great introduction to our robot ‘Matilda’ and camera bar. We hope to have this event yearly and invite more people next year as we build up a network of industry supporters.