Dr. João Valente he is Assistant Professor in the Information Technology Group (INF) from the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). He received is PhD in Robotics and Automation, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2014 with cum laude. He has been working with UAVs and field robotics for more than 10 years. His research focus in developing intelligent flying machines that can smell and see for solving agri-food and ecology management problems, while bridging the gap between UAV’s and people. For achieving this end João combines market available off-the-shelf UAVs and consumer electronics - vision and gas - sensors with machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches. He is author of more than 40 publications in this topic.