Talks & Events

You can also subscribe to the PhenoRob Mailinglist for talks.

Upcoming Events

  • 10.12.2021: 10:00-12:00 22nd PhenoRob Seminar Series with Jürgen Kusche (Uni Bonn) on “How (hydro-) geodesy monitors the global water cycle – results from the DFG research unit 2630 GlobalCDA” and Sebastian Rasch (Uni Bonn) on “Conceptual and methodological foundations of an agent based model of technology diffusion in agriculture” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 974 2992 5090; PW: 671036)
  • 17.12.2021: 10:00-12:00 Women in Science Talk with Ixchel M. Hernández Ochoa (Uni Bonn) on “Model-aid evaluation and design of spatio-temporal crop diversification at the landscape scale by considering field heterogenities” and Sara Bauke (Uni Bonn) on “Integrating subsoil nutrients into agricultural management” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 921 7749 2894; Kenncode: 447194)
  • 14.01.2022: 10:00-12:00: 23rd PhenoRob Seminar Series with Sander Huisman (FZJ) and Thomas Döring (University of Bonn) via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 967 2317 7880 Kenncode: 747634)
  • 09.02.2022: 16:00-18:00: 24th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 11.03.2022: 10:00-12:00: 25th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 28.-30.03.2022: International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production (DIGICROP 2022)
  • 06.04.2022: 16:00-18:00: 26th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 20.05.2022: 10:00-12:00: 27th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 10.06.2022: 10:00-12:00: 28th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 06.07.2022: 16:00-18:00: 29th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 14.10.2022: 10:00-12:00: 30th PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 11.11.2022: 10:00-12:00: 31st PhenoRob Seminar Series
  • 09.12.2022: 10:00-12:00: 32nd PhenoRob Seminar Series

Previous Events

PhenoRob Talk: David Bullock (18.10.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Thomas Döring (09.07.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Eduard Zell (08.10.2021)
Women in Science Talk: Mrinalini Kochupillai (24.09.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Hugo Storm (11.06.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Christoph Scherber (11.06.2021)
Women in Science Talk: Marija Popovic (21.05.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Sabine Seidel (16.04.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Frank Ewert (16.04.2021)
Women in Science Talk: Ribana Roscher (05.03.21)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Uwe Rascher & Onno Muller (12.02.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Annaliese Mason (12.02.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Armin Djamei (08.01.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Jan-Henrik Haunert (08.01.2021)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Eva Kröner (28.10.2020)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Eike Luedeling (09.10.2020)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Andreas Kemna (09.10.2020)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: Ulrich Schwaneberg (14.08.2020)
PhenoRob Seminar Series: ATLAS Project (14.08.2020)
Nik Petrinic: Impact and Shock Mechanics Research for High-Performance Engineering Products
PhenoRob Female Talks: Emily Burchfield (Emory University)
PhenoRob Expert Talks: James Schnable (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
PhenoRob Expert Talks: Amy Marshall-Colon (University of Illinois)
Keynote Talk by C. Stachniss: Robots in the Field – Towards Sustainable Crop Production (ICRA’20)
PhenoRob Seminar: Jens Léon (08.05.2020)
PhenoRob Women in Science Talk Series – Welcome by Klaus Sandmann
Maren Bennewitz – Action Selection Exploiting Semantic Information – PhenoRob Women in Science Talk
Margarita Chli – Teaching Robots to See – PhenoRob Women in Science Talk
Aimee van Wynsberghe – The cycle of women in robotics – PhenoRob Women in Science Talk
Asmeret A. Berhe: HEALTHY SOIL – PhenoRob Women in Science Talk
Ute Nöthlings – Sustainable Diets in Nutritional Epidemiology – PhenoRob Women in Science Talk
PhenoRob Seminar: Michelle Watt (13.12.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Jan Vanderborght (11.10.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Andrea Schnepf (11.10.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Wulf Amelung (14.06.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Frank Ewert (14.06.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Christian Bauckhage (10.05.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Anne-Katrin Mahlein (10.05.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Thomas Heckelei (12.04.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Harry Vereecken (08.02.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Peter Schulze Lammers (11.01.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Jürgen Gall (11.01.2019)
PhenoRob Seminar: Ulrich Schurr (16.11.2018)
PhenoRob Seminar: Cyrill Stachniss (16.11.2018)
  • 23.11.2021: 13:30-15:30: Women in Science Talk with Katja Herzog (Julius Kühn-Institut) on “The key role of high-performance phenotyping in grapevine breeding and precision viticulture” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 980 9017 3593; PW: 957157)
  • 18.11.2021: Joint Early Career Researchers’ Symposium with AIFS (online)
  • 12.11.2021: 16:00-17:00: 21st PhenoRob Seminar Series with Frank Dellaert (Georgia Tech) on “Factor Graphs for Perception and Action” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 930 3105 4743; PW: 608775)
  • 18.10.2021: 15:30-16:30: PhenoRob Talk by David Bullock (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign/AIFARMS) on “Contributing to an International Cyber-infrastructure for On-Farm Precision Experimentation” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 971 9311 7787; PW: 691370) and in-person at Uni Bonn, Nussallee 17, HS XVI
  • 8.10.2021: 10:00 – 12:00: 20th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Peng Yu (Uni Bonn) on “Genetic Basis and Adaptive Trajectory of Root-Microbiome Association in Maize” and Eduard Zell (Uni Bonn) on “3D reconstruction of plants under practical constraints” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 943 4179 1351; PW: 838317)
  • 24.9.2021: 16:00-18:00: Women in Science Talk with Madhu Khanna (AIFarms) on “Using Robotic Technologies on the Farm: Incentives and Barriers” and Mrinalini Kochupillai (Munich Center for Technology in Society) on “Incentivizing conservation, research and innovation with agrobiodiversity: Can blockchain/DLT help overcome regulatory and market failures?” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 975 9631 7497; PW: 303944)
  • 24.-27.8.2021: PhenoRob International Summer School “Agricultural Robotics” (online)
  • 23.8.2021: ETH/PhenoRob Doctoral Workshop (online)
  • 9.7.2021: 10:00 – 12:00: 19th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Thomas Döring (Uni Bonn) on “Mixed messages? – Tackling complexity in intercropping research” via Zoom (, Meeting-ID: 991 9585 6880, PW: 505772)
  • 11.6.2021: 10:00 – 12:00: 18th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Christoph Scherber (Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig) on “Experimental approaches to agrobiodiversity research – insights from the insect world” & Hugo Storm (Uni Bonn) on “Empirical modeling of farm technology adoption and impacts” via Zoom (, Meeting-ID: 951 5377 3438, PW: 072250)
  • 21.5.2021: 14:00 – 16:00: Women in Science Talk with Melinda Smale (Michigan State University) on “Foodcrop Biodiversity and Our Future” and Marija Popovic (Uni Bonn) on “Agriculture with Intelligent Robots – Mapping and Planning for Active Decision-Making” video
  • 7.5.2021: 10:00 – 12:00: ERC Advanced Grant Workshop with Isabel Herzhoff (KoWi) and guest speaker Prof. Theo Sturm (Uni Bonn)
  • 22.4.2021: 10:00 – 11:00: Women in Science Talk with Haruko Takeyama (Waseda University) on “The platform for sustainable farming by environmental control by utilizing microbial functions” via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 978 8891 5671; PW: 403258)
  • 16.4.2021: 10:00 – 12:00: 17th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Frank Ewert (ZALF) on “The patchCROP experiment – investigating new field arrangements within a landscape context” and Sabine Seidel (Uni Bonn) on “Combining phenotyping and crop growth modeling” via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 952 5219 9464; PW: 101844)
  • 9.3.2021: 10:00 – 11:30: Video Tutorial with Christoph Pahmeyer
  • 5.3.2021: 10:00 – 11:00: Women in Science Talk – Ribana Roscher (University of Bonn): “Current developments and future directions of AI for agricultural and environmental sciences”
  • 1.3.2021: 14:00 – 15:30: Workshop with Jan Faßbender: “How to market your own research via YouTube”
  • 12.2.2021: 16th PhenoRob Seminar Series
    Uwe Rascher & Onno Muller (FZJ): The PhenoRob Central Experiment – Objectives, lessons learned after the first year, and steps forward
    Annaliese Mason (University of Bonn): Can we improve selection efficiency for specific crop traits using automated phenotyping?
  • 10.02.2021, 10:00 – 13:00: Workshop COST Action SENSECO and EMPHASIS in cooperation with PhenoRob: Remote Sensing and Plant Phenotyping with Uwe Rascher
  • 12.1.2021, 10:00 – 11:00: Workshop with Isabel Herzhoff on “How to Write a Competitive ERC Starting Grant Application”
  • 8.1.2021: 15th PhenoRob Seminar Series
    Jan-Henrik Haunert (University of Bonn): Computational Cartography: Turning Spatial Data Into Useful Maps video
    Armin Djamei (University of Bonn): Learning from biotrophic plant pathogens video
  • 16.11.2020: CEPLAS/PhenoRob Workshop at Ü2, Nussallee 17, 53115 Bonn
  • 1.-10.11.2020: International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production (DIGICROP 2020)
  • 5. & 6.11.2020: Virtual PhD Retreat with talks by Robin Mink and Peter Gutmann and Workshops by the Career Center FZJ
  • 28.10.2020, 13:00: PhenoRob Inaugural Lecture (virtual)
    Eva Kröner (Cluster Professorship “Pedogenetic Modeling”)
  • 09.10.2020, 11:00 – 13:00: 14th PhenoRob Seminar Series (virtual)
    Andreas Kemna (University of Bonn): Imaging and functional characterization of crop root systems using spectroscopic electrical impedance measurements video
    Eike Luedeling (University of Bonn): Decision-focused agricultural research video
  • 14.08.2020: 13th PhenoRob Seminar Series (virtual)
    Ulrich Schwaneberg (RWTH Aachen University): Protein engineering for innovations in plant health video
    Mark Hoffmann and Julian Theis (Fraunhofer IAIS): ATLAS – An Interoperability Network for Digital Agriculture video
  • 01.07.2020, 10:30 – 12:00: PhenoRob Expert Talks (virtual)
    Marcel Vogler (Freigeist Capital): Start-ups and Financing
  • 26.6.2020, 10:00 – 11:00: Female Talk Series in collaboration with FORLand (virtual)
    Emily Burchfield (Emory University): Cultivating Food Security in a Changing World video
  • 15.06.2020: ICRA’2020 Keynote Talk (virtual)
    Cyrill Stachniss: Robots in the Fields – Towards Sustainable Crop Production
  • 10.06.2020: PhenoRob Expert Talks (virtual)
    James Schnable (University of Nebraska–Lincoln): Climbing the Phenotyper’s Pyramid: Plants to Photos to Genes video
  • 04.06.2020: PhenoRob Expert Talks (virtual)
    Amy Marshall-Colon (University of Illinois): Combining gene network, metabolic and leaf-level models shows means to future-proof soybean photosynthesis under rising CO2 video
  • 08.05.2020: 12th PhenoRob Seminar Series (virtual)
    Fabio Fiorani: Application of non-invasive phenotyping methodologies in crop pre-breeding and selection processes video
    Jens Léon: Phenotyping – A (The?) Key Method in Plant Breeding video
  • 11.02.2020: PhenoRob Female Talk Series at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at Hörsaal XVI, Nussallee 17, 53115 Bonn
    Margarita Chli (ETH Zurich): Teaching robots to see: challenges & developments in robotic vision video
    Maren Bennewitz (University of Bonn): Action Selection Exploiting Semantic Information video
    Aimee van Wynsberghe (TU Delft): The Cycle of Women in Robotics video
    Asmeret A. Berhe (UC Merced): HEALTHY SOIL – the key to ensuring food and nutritional security, and climate change mitigation video
    Silke Hemming (Wageningen University): Autonomous Greenhouse – the use of AI in remote greenhouse crop production
    Ute Nöthlings (University of Bonn): Sustainable diets in nutritional epidemiology video
  • 10.01.2020: 11th PhenoRob Seminar Series  at FZ Juelich
    Thomas Döring: Enhancing planned and associated in-field diversity
    Jan Börner: Towards a conceptual framework of pathways to upscale PhenoRob technologies
  • 13.12.2019: 10th PhenoRob Seminar Series  at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn
    Michelle Watt:
    Rhizosphere dynamics and interventions to increase crop productivity video
    Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen: Real-time agricultural management with model-data fusion
  • 11.10.2019: 9th PhenoRob Seminar Series at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn
    Andrea Schnepf: Functional-structural plant models (with special focus on root-soil interactions) video
    Jan Vanderborght: Linking detailed 3D FSPMs to crop models: sensitivity analyses, upscaling methods, parameter estimation, use in AI video
  • 14.06.2019: 8th PhenoRob Seminar Series at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn (Amelung, Ewert)
  • 10.05.2019: 7th PhenoRob Seminar Series at FZ Juelich (Mahlein, Bauckhage)
  • 12.04.2019: 6th PhenoRob Seminar Series at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn (Behnke, Heckelei)
  • 08.03.2019: 5th PhenoRob Seminar Series at FZ Juelich (Schaaf, McCool)
  • 08.02.2019: 4th PhenoRob Seminar Series at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn (Vereecken)
  • 11.01.2019: 3rd PhenoRob Seminar Series at FZ Juelich, IGB2, seminar room (Gall, Schulze-Lammers)
  • 16.11.2018: 2nd PhenoRob Seminar Series at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn (Schurr, Stachniss)
  • 12.10.2018: 1st PhenoRob Seminar Series at HS XIV, Nussallee 15, 53115 Bonn (Kuhlmann, Rascher)