Jack Foster is from Staffordshire. Jack wanted to join the CDT due to its combining of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, as well as the focus on agricultural applications. Jack has already enjoyed various AgriFoRwArdS conferences and seminars, as well as training materials. Jack is particularly interested in autonomous high-value crop harvesting and the computer vision and multi-agent problems this task presents. Jack has never been to Lincoln before, but is very excited to discover what the University and the city have to offer. Jack will be proceeding on to the University of Cambridge for his PhD research. He is looking forward to studying at a University with such excellent resources and beginning his research with the opportunity to explore new problems within agri-food robotics. Jack listens to a lot of music in his spare time, enjoys going to gigs and playing the guitar. He also likes to spend time in the countryside, when time permits, and dabbles in wildlife photography.
Multi-agent approaches to crop yield optimisation – soil moisture prediction