News: Karkee

Drones and bird pests

June 1, 2022  |  WSU Insider Automated drones could scare birds off agricultural fields A Washington State University research team has developed a system for scaring birds, which they detail in a study published in the journal Computer and Electronics in Agriculture. The system is designed to have automated drones available 24 hours a day […]

WSU Flower Thinning Robot

April 26, 2022  |  Wake Up Northwest on NBC Right Manoj Karkee reports that WSU’s Agricultural Automation group of the Biological Systems Engineering Department has just begun testing their newest robot. The robot is aimed to produce a more stable and efficient pollination and thinning process. The Robotic Pollinator is built with a camera […]

Three Minute Thesis – Uddhav Bhattarai wins the CAHNRS PhD Competition

Uddhav Bhattarai has won the PhD CAHNRS 3 Minute Competition. He will compete at the WSU wide competition. Congratulations Uddhav and Good Luck during the next phase!! CAHNRS 2022 – 3 Minute thesis Results     PhD Uddhav Bhattarai – BSE – $1000 (Presentation Title: Robot Laborers for Apple Crop Management) – won tie-breaker and […]

Uddhav Bhattarai is a finalist for best oral presentation at ASABE 2021

July, 2021 | Pullman, WA Uddhav Bhattarai placed in the ITSC community competition for the presentation titled “Simplifying Apple Flower/Fruit Counting: A Weakly Supervised Approach”. Congratulations to all of the finalists of the ASABE Student Oral/Poster Presentation Competition, held during the 2021 Annual International Meeting. Each finalist received a $250 prize check. For more information […]

Research Week Celebrates Outstanding Faculty and Staff – Manoj Karkee

October 18, 2021  |  WSU Insider Research Week Competition Winners Multi-disciplinary Grant Competition Award – First place award will receive $50,000 plus a doctoral-level research assistantship provided by the Graduate School. Second place award will receive $20,000. First place – Manoj Karkee, associate professor of Biological Systems Engineering … continue reading the article… Read the complete article: […]

WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture

July 29, 2021 | WSU Insider WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture With a new $20 million federal grant, Washington State University will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather and climate change. The new institute […]

Precision pruning can help machines safely, efficiently harvest apples

July 9, 2019  |  WSU Insider With more apples to pick than any other state—more than 2.5 million tons every year—Washington apple producers have a growing desire to put labor-saving machines to work at harvest. Sharing new discoveries on how precise pruning could support a labor-saving mechanical harvesting technique, scientists at Washington State University have […]

2019 ASABE Superior Paper Award – Congratulations!

May 9, 2019  |  Pullman, WA The team of Qin Zhang, Xin Zhang, Long He, Yaqoob Majeed, Matthew D. Whiting and Manoj Karkee have been selected to receive a 2019 ASABE Superior Paper Award. This group will be honored at the General Session Recognition Program during the ASABE Annual International Meeting on July 8th, 2019 […]