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PLEASED at Bin@SHEFFIELD

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We participated to the action tanks on “Innovations for Food Security” at Bin@SHEFFIELD

PLEASED has been perceived as a nice technology to complement the information on the field acquired by drones.


PLEASED technical meeting

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We met at Southampton the 13th November to discuss all the issues related to the classification. It was a very effective and nice meeting, thanks to the SOTON guys for the organization


PLEASED satellite workshop on Bio-inspired ICT at ECCS 2014 the 24th of Sept.

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PLEASED is organising a satellite workshop at ECCS 2014 on Bio-inspired ICT in collaboration  with the “twin” project PLANTOID

The goal of the workshop is to stimulate the discussion and the exchange of ideas between the consolidated community of researchers developing “animals” inspired technologies with the new community of researchers developing “plants” inspired ones

The workshop will be the 24th of September in the CONFERENCE ROOM of SAN PONZIANO COMPLEX –  IMT building in Piazza San Ponziano 6, Lucca, Italy.

The AGENDA:9:00 – 9:30 Giorgio Metta (IIT): The Use of Motor Invariants Can Improve Action Discrimination9:30 – 10:00 Pasquale Fedele (Liquid Web): Brain Computer Interfaces10:00 – 10:30 Stefano Mancuso (University of Florence): New Frontiers on Plant
Communication10:30 -10:45 Coffe break10:45 – 11:15 Barbara Mazzolai (IIT): PLANTOID: a new generation of plant-inspired robots11:15 – 11:45 Lucia Beccai e Virgilio Mattoli (IIT): Plant inspired technologies for sensing and actuation11:45 – 12:15 Andrea Vitaletti (WLAB and University of Rome “La Sapienza”: How to collect and analyse the signal generated by plants in reaction to external stimuli 12:15 – 13:00 Stefan Hennings (Selfhelp Group Health) “Green plant based testosterone”: bioidentical vs. traditional testosterone replacement 13:15 – 14:00 Discussion


A picture from the past

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An incredible discovery in Albena (BG) during the PLEASED workshop

… we found a picture of our ancestors while travelling in the HMS Beagle


PLEASED WORKSHOP at NDES 2014

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During the last week-end we had the PLEASED workshop at NDES 2014

I think the workshop has been a success and we already have  follow-up with some of the speakers.

In summary, the main messages are:

  • Signals can be segmented to find out homogeneous sections –  Prof. Pedro Bernaola-Galvan, University of Malaga, Spain
  • It is possible to analyse human physiology with contectless devices… Can it be applied to plants? –   Prof. Hagen Malberg, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, TU Dresden, Germany
  • The flow of information in the brain can provide significant insights … what happens in plants?  – Prof. Daniele Marinazzo, University Gent, Belgium
  • Modeling  physiological systems is far beyond what you see! … Applying techniques used to analyse human signals to plants one  could open new frontiers – Prof. Plamen Ch. Ivanov, Boston University and Harvard Medical School

Thanks a lot to all the participants


PLEASED on BBC Radio 4

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0460szy


EU Press release on PLEASED

https://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-401_en.htm

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PLEASED at SMART SOLUTIONS FROM THE PLANT KINGDOM: BEYOND THE ANIMAL MODELS

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PLEASED will be present at the workshop on “SMART SOLUTIONS FROM THE PLANT KINGDOM: BEYOND THE ANIMAL MODELS” the 9th of June at Accademia dei Georgofili, Logge Uffizi Corti, Florence (Italy).

Thanks to the friends of the PLANTOID project for the kind invitation


PLEASED on FUTURIS

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PLEASED is on FUTURIS at http://www.euronews.com/2014/06/02/talking-plants/


PLEASED WORKSHOP

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A workshop in which experts on signals generated by animals and human beings and researchers of PLEASED will discuss together.

“By confronting our experience to the knowledge accumulated in the analysis of electro-physiological signals in living being, we intend to build up a community of scientists interested in exploring this exciting field of signals in plants that promises new insights in what we should consider a communicating, intelligent, social living being”