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Robots and autonomous vehicles could soon be part of woodlands operations


January 7, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine…

Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine Technology Conference (FMTC) will be showcasing these technologies on April 21-23 in Montreal.

This event will bring together stakeholders in the forest industry and other sectors in order to define the challenges of using advanced technologies in the forest, to present the technological potential in other sectors and encourage new partnerships as well as initiatives in R&D.

Organized by FPInnovations, the FMTC will focus on what advanced technologies can bring to the forest industry in terms of productivity and sustainability.

Conference participants will hear from forest industry leaders in Canada and Brazil, from major manufacturers of international forest machinery and from a variety of experts related to the design of forest equipment. The FMTC will also feature technical presentations, technological forums, booths of various advanced technology providers, working groups and presentations of technical and scientific posters.

The FMTC is intended for managers of companies in the forest industry, equipment manufacturers, supply chain managers, technology providers in the forest sector and other sectors, members and partners of Unmanned Systems Canada as well as universities and R&D institutions interested in shaping a vision for the future.

Event sponsor are John Deere, Ponsse, Tigercat, Caterpillar, Aeryon Labs Inc., Komatsu and Fibria.

Early bird rates are being offered until January 15, 2015.

More information is available at fmtc.fpinnovations.ca