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Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) Seminar Series: "Automation and Robotics in Specialty Crops" - Manoj Karkee

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, 114
107 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Decreasing availability and increasing cost of farm labor is a critical challenge faced by agricultural industry around the world. Robotics has played a key role in reducing labor use and increasing productivity in farming. This seminar will discuss the importance of precision and automated/robotic systems for the future of farming (Ag 4.0). It will summarize past efforts and the current status of agricultural automation and robotics, particularly for fruit crop production. An introduction of the novel systems being developed, as well as major challenges and opportunities in agricultural robotics research and development will be discussed.

Dr. Manoj Karkee is an Associate Professor in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at Washington State University (WSU). He leads a strong research program in the areas of sensing, machine vision and agricultural robotics at the WSU Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems. Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA), a faculty led initiative focused on creating a strong voice in the emerging area of Digital Agriculture (DA), invites Professor Karkee to present his research for the monthly CIDA Seminar Series.

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Artak Khachatryan left a positive review 9/8/2019

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