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Manoj Karkee Agricultural Automation and Robotics Lab

Major Research Topics

  • Sensing, machine vision, and control for agricultural automation and mechanization
  • Field robotics and human-machine collaboration for agriculture
  • Agricultural systems modeling, simulation, and control

Selected Projects

  • Robotic pollination in fruit crops – USDA Multi-State Specialty Crop Grant Program
  • Multi-robot, coordinated strawberry harvesting – NSF National Robotics Initiative
  • SMART Irrigation System using IoT and Big Data Analytics – NSF/USDA Cyber Physical Systems Program
  • A Robotic System for Fruit Tree Pruning – Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
  • A Multi-purpose Robotic System for Tree Fruit Crops – Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
  • Apple Crop-load Estimation Application – Office of Commercialization, WSU
  • An Automated Green Shoot Thinner – Washington Wine Commission and Washington Department of Agriculture
  • Unmanned Aerial System for Mitigating Bird Damage – WA Blueberry Commission
  • Crop Signaling-based Weed Control in vegetable Crops – USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative
  • Shake and Catch Harvesting for Fresh Market Apples – USDA NIFA Foundational Program
  • Mechanizing Red Raspberry Pruning and Cane Tying – WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and WA Red Raspberry Commission