Stephan Hussmann

Stephan Hussmann received his M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Research Associate with the Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS), University of Siegen, and a Development Engineer with Aicoss GmbH, Siegen. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Since the end of 2004, he has been a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, Germany, in the area of microprocessor technology and electronic systems. He has widely consulted with the industry and has more than 80 publications, which include book chapters, international patents, and refereed journal and conference proceedings papers. His research interests include low-cost multi-sensor system design, real-time 2D/3D image processing, embedded systems design, machine vision and agricultural automation.

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According to Prof. D. Despommier, by the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Furthermore, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. New land will be needed to grow enough food to feed them. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster? One possible solution is indoor farming. However, not all crops can easily be moved in an indoor environment. Nevertheless, to secure the food supply, it is necessary to increase the automation level in agriculture significantly. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and automation examples in agriculture.

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