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Aquaponics 4.0 Learning Factory (AllFactory), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Operational Status 2 FTEs Research Staff 4 research projects in progress.  28 graduate students trained 2 industrial participants trained Latest developments Development of a plant detection-App Development of computer vision application for fresh weight estimation Development of ontology model for Aquaponics system Development of training module for plant production in an autonomous aquaponics system Development …

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Front-line battle against COVID-19 inspires innovative respirator project

Researchers in Canada and Mexico team up with industry partners to engineer a mobile respirator to protect essential workers during a pandemic. July 28, 2021 By Michael Brown U of A engineering professor Rafiq Ahmad partnered with Tecnológico de Monterrey of Mexico to develop a respirator to keep front-line workers safe from COVID-19. (Photo: Ryan …

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Automating the Land

Dr. Rafiq Ahmad, P.Eng., sees the best in systems. He leverages all the useful parts, sloughs off the useless, generates maximum efficiency. “Farming is one of the least automated industries,” he explains. “That’s where I see a lot of opportunity.” For him, this opportunity comes through creating an aquaponics system for the future. Aquaponics is …

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