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    Kit Franklin

    MEng, CEng, MIAgrE

    Senior Engagement Fellow - Engineering

    Teaching Areas

    • Agricultural Engineering specialism modules
    • Mechanical Engineering modules
    • Supervise agricultural machinery design, test and development projects.

    Research Interests

    Hands Free Hectare - Principle Investigator

    Oxford Farming Conference Hands Free Hectare talk (YouTube)

    • 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

    Professional Memberships

    • Vice President IAgrE; Trustee & Executive Committee member
    • Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineering
    • 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)

    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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