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Washington State University

Manoj Karkee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Research Interests

Dr. Karkee’s work is in the BSysE Agricultural Automation Engineering research emphasis area. He is primarily interested in Automated and autonomous agricultural machinery systems, field robotics, and machine intelligence for production agriculture; and in Agricultural systems modeling, simulation, and control.

See more at my Research Site.

My Research In the News

  • WSU Flower Thinning Robot

    April 26, 2022  |  Wake Up Northwest on NBC Right Now.com

    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 that can detect flower blossoms and determine which need to be pollinated or thinned. Students are currently trying to find the right stage to pollinate the fruit flowers. This comes from trial and error.

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Manoj Karkee

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509-786-9208
Fax: 509-786-9321

Ag Tech 105
Biological Systems Engineering
WSU Prosser – IAREC
24106 N. Bunn Road
Prosser, WA 99350-8694


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