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Manoj Karkee Agricultural Automation and Robotics Lab

Research Team

Principal Investigator

Manoj Karkee, Associate Professor

 

Graduate Students

Uddhav Bhattarai, Ph.D. Student

2018 – present

Research: Robotic pruning and thinning of apple trees

Santosh Bhusal, Ph.D. Student

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2016 – present

Research: Machine vision for UAS-Based bird deterrence

Daniel Borrenpohl

Fall 2019 – present

Research: Multi-view approaches for Automated Pruning of Apple Trees

Martin Churuvija

Fall 2019 – present

Research: Automated pruning of Fruit Trees Trained to Upright Fruiting Offshoot Architecture

Zixuan He

Fall 2019 – present

Research: Machine vision for multi-robot, coordinated strawberry harvesting

Chenchen Kang, Ph.D. Student

2018-present

Dissertation: Decision Support System for Smart Irrigation

Yaqoob Majeed, Ph.D. Student

2016-present

Research: Automating green shoot thinning in vineyards

Sushma Thapa

2018-present

Research: Smart irrigation system for winegrapes

Priyanka Upadhyaya

Spring 2020 – present

Research: Estimating crop-load in fruit crops using mobile devices and cloud computing platform

Xin Zhang, Ph.D. Student

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2016-present

Research: Investigating tree pruning strategies for improving the performance of shake and catch harvesting of apples

Visiting Professors and Students

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Wanrong Gu, Lecturer, South China Agricultural University

2019-2020

Shenglian Lu, Associate Professor, Guangxi Normal University,

2019-2020

Research: Detecting berries in winegrapes using mobile-device based computing

 

Alumni

Research Scientists/Post Docs

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Long He, 2015-2017

Now Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University

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Peter Ako Larbi, 2012 – 2014
Now Assistant CE Specialist at University of California Extension

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Shaouchun Ma, 2012 – 2015

Now Associate Professor at China Agricultural University

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Ajay Sharda, 2012 – 2013
Now Associate Professor at Kansas State University

Graduate Students

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Suraj Amatya, 2011 – 2015

Now with John Deere

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Mark DeKleine
2011 – 2014

Now at De Kleine Machine Company LLC (Self Created)

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Aleana Gongal, 2012 – 2014

Now with John Deere

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Abhisesh Silwal, 2014-2016
Now Project Engineer at The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Dissertation: Machine Vision for Robotic Apple Harvesting

Lin Chen, 2015-2019, Now with a Private Company in China

Dissertation: Automated Weed Control in Vegetable Crops

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Kapil Khanal, 2016-2018, Now at Pix4D

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Patrick Scharf, 2012 – 2016, now at WSU

Aadit Shrestha, 2015-2016

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Bikram Adhikari, 2010 – 2011, Now at University of British Columbia

Visiting Scholars

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Longsheng Fu (2017-2019)

North West Ag and Forestry University, China

Zheng Zhou (2018-2019)

North East Forestry University

Jing Zhang (2016-2018)

China Agricultural University

Dai Li (2017-2018)

Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

 

Kun Cai (2017-2018)

South China Agricultural University

 

Hongjie Liu (2017-2018)

Agricultural University of Hebei

Yuanyuan Shao (2017-2018)

Shandong Agricultural University

Yunlong Wei (2017-2018)

Fuzhou University

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Hongxing Peng, 2016-2017

South China Agricultural University;

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Satoshi Yamamoto
Senior Researcher, NARO
2015 – 2016
Wesley Santiago
University of Campinas
2014
Youchun Ding
Huazhong Agricultural University
2013 – 2014
Yanhua Jia
China Agricultural University
2012 – 2013

Han Fu
China Agricultural University
2014 – 2016
Supod Kaewkorn
Asian Institute of Technology
2015-2016
Gaili Gao
China Agricultural University
2014 – 2015
Jun Li
South China Agricultural University
2014 – 2015

 

Silver Line

Interns

Daniel Gleason, 2019, George Fox University

Ashwin Lamsal, 2019, Iowa State University

Aswin Dahal, 2018, Hanford High School

William Zhang, 2018, University of Washington

Neena Schueller, 2015, University of Florida

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Maimunah Mohd Ali
2013
Norsuhailizah Sazali
2013
Chin Nee Vong
2013
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Mohdakmal Bin Mohmad
2012
Afaliq Yusof
2012
Fatin Abjul Rahmen   Fatin Azizan
2011