About us

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Welcome to the SAID Lab! We are passionate about drones and living organisms, our goal being bringing the UAV technology closer to the people. Based in the Netherlands, our multi-cultural members are working tirelessly as part of the Wageningen University & Research, world's #1 educational institution for agriculture.

OUR MISSION
  • To design AI approaches that translate raw drone data in practical information that can be understood by non-expert users.
  • To migrate from drone’s data-intensive processes to real-time analytics.
  • To explore human-UAV interaction avenues.
  • To disseminate drone best practices and education around the world.
  • To advocate the use of drones for good.
 
OUR VISION
To bridge the gap between drone technology and people.
Social
Artificial Intelligence
Drones

People

Meet the people behind tomorrow's trends!
João Valente
João Valente

Team leader

The brain behind the operation, João is seamlessly coordinating the team towards success!

Christos Pantos
Christos Pantos

Drone expert

With a lot of expertise in drone technology, Christos can fly your project from zero to the sky in no time!

Mihai Frangulea
Mihai Frangulea

Plant expert

Passionate about plants and technology, Mihai combines the two into reaching creative solutions

Stefan de Jong
Stefan de Jong

Deep learning expert

Currently doing his Master in Geo-Information Science, especially focusing on the data science track. Stefan is interested in research areas like machine learning.

    João da Silva
    João da Silva

    Drone expert

    João is a Biosystems Engineering MSc student. He is interested in crop modelling, machine vision and sustainability.

      Mar Ariza
      Mar Ariza

      RS/GIS expert

      Mar is a MSc Thesis student who is studying how to predict spinach yield with 2D UAV images. She is interested in deep learning combined with agriculture.

      Karsjen Tamminga
      Karsjen Tamminga

      Wearable technology expert

      With an interest in new and unconventional technologies, Karsjen worked on creating a wearable sensing platform for orchard management during his MSc thesis.

        Henk-Jan Hoving
        Henk-Jan Hoving

        Machine learning expert

        Henk-Jan is doing his MSc thesis about weed (rumex, hogweed, jacobaea and dandelion) detection in grassland. He is interested in agriculture, drones and machine learning.

        Gonzalo Mier
        Gonzalo Mier

        Robotics, AI expert

        Know how to develop robots from zero to hero. Gonzalo loves to automate tasks to have more time to automate other tasks.

        Chenglong Zang
        Chenglong Zang

        UAV remote sensing expert

        You can always find him in the apple orchard with a drone. Chenglong focuses on the adoption of artificial intelligence in orchard management.

        Jurrian Doornbos
        Jurrian Doornbos

        Data science expert

        Jurrian is developing a water quality sensor platform for the Striker v2. His academic interests are environmental monitoring, remote sensing and machine learning.

        Diego Bárbulo
        Diego Bárbulo

        Animal science expert

        Diego is a MSc thesis student focused on improving real-time detection & tracking of animals in the infrared spectrum. He is interested in the applications of deep learning for animal conservation & sustainable management.

          Mingzhu Du
          Mingzhu Du

          UAV remote sensing expert

          Her PhD work is in agricultural remote sensing. Particularly, her interests are on UAVs and intelligent agriculture.

            Former Members

            Sander Krul

              Equipment

              In order to deliver the best results, our team uses the lastest technology on the market:
              DJI Phantom 4 RTK
              Parrot ANAFI RGB
              Parrot ANAFI Thermal
              DJI Tello
              Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
              Water drone
              High-performance computer
              Creality Ender-3 3D printer

              Projects

                We are pioneering ways to integrate drones' benefits into everyday life!

              Press

               
              MOOC: Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV) Mission
              The Cyborg Farmer
              AG Evolution: Projeto cria agricultores ciborgues e drones ´humanizados`

              Contact

              We will get in touch as soon as possible.
              Address
              Hollandseweg 1 6706 KN Wageningen (NL)
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