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    Kit Franklin

    MEng, CEng, MIAgrE, FRASE

    Senior Engagement Fellow - Engineering

    Photograph of Kit

    Teaching Areas

    • Precision Agriculture
    • Agricultural Technology and Automation
    • Emerging and Evolving Technologies 

    Research Interests

    Hands Free Hectare - Principle Investigator

    Oxford Farming Conference Hands Free Hectare talk (YouTube)

    "Future Farming System":

    • Agricultural Automation
    • Development of innovative agricultural machinery
    • Intelligent implements
    • Integration of control within tractor-implement management (TIM)
    • Application of novel technology to solve agricultural problems
    • Precision farming
    • Novel agri pest management
    • 5G - rural implementation & opportunity
    • CAV - Connected Autonomous Vehicles
    • Technology enabled agroecology and regenerative agriculture

    Professional Memberships

    • President-elect IAgrE; Trustee & Executive Committee member
    • Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineering
    • Fellow of Royal Agricultural Society of England
    • Member of BSI Technical Subcommittee AGE/6/4, developing BS 8646, Use of crop robots in agriculture and horticulture – Code of practice
    • Joint head of the IAgrE Robotics Specailist Interest Group (Roboticd SIG)
    • Member of the UKTIN  (UK Telecoms Innovation Network) Agri-tech Working Group

    Academic Department: Engineering

    Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5375

    Twitter: @AgEngResearch

    Office: E14 Applied Engineering Facilities


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    Other publications

    Additional Information

    Awarded as 2017 Farmers Weekly "Rising Star" in Agriculture.

    Awarded the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) 2021 President’s Award for role in the Hands Free projects and publicity of the Agricultural Engineering profession to the wider public.


    Research projects



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