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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

 

Lin Chen, Ph.D. Student

2015-present

Dissertation: Automated Weed Control in Vegetable Crops

 

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

 

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

 

Longsheng Fu (2017-2019)

North West Ag and Forestry University, China

 

Zheng Zhou (2018-2019)

North East Forestry University

 

 

 

Alumni

 

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Long He,2015-2017

Now Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University

 

Post Docs
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Peter Ako Larbi
2012 – 2014
Now Assistant Professor at Arkansas State University
 Shaouchun Ma
2012 – 2015

Now Associate Professor at China Agricultural University

Ajay Sharda
2012 – 2013
Now Assistant Professor at Kansas State University

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Graduate Students
Suraj Mark Aleana
Suraj Amatya
2011 – 2015
Now Post Doc at Purdue University
Mark DeKleine
2011 – 2014
Now at De Kleine Machine Company LLC
Aleana Gongal
2012 – 2014
Now at John Deere

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

 

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Kapil Khanal 

2016-2018

Now at University of Arizona

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Patrick Scharf
2012 – 2016
Aadit Shrestha
2015-2016
Bikram Adhikari
2010 – 2011
Now Engineering Technician, Washington State University  Now at Univ. of British Columbia

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Visiting Scholars

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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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

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Hongxing Peng, South China Agricultural University; 2016-2017

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Interns

Aswin Dahal

2018

 

William Zhang

2018

 

Neena Schueller

2015

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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