Dr. Khot works in the Agricultural Automation Engineering research emphasis area of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. His research and extension program focuses on “Sensing and automation technologies for site specific and precision management of production agriculture”. Special emphasis is towards integration of
- Remote Sensing (Unmanned and Manned Aerial Systems)
- Ground-based (Proximal) Crop Sensing
- Decision Support Systems and Information Delivery Technologies
- Precise Applications of various Production Inputs
- Agricultural Machinery and Processes
- Data-based Modeling
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My Research In the News
Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords
Old-school areas of plant biology are getting tech upgrades that herald more detailed, faster data collection.
January 25, 2017 |by Heidi Ledford, Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science
At Washington State University in Pullman, biological engineer Sindhuja Sankaran’s lab is preparing to deploy drones carrying lidar, the laser equivalent of radar. The system will scan agricultural fields to gather data on plant height and the density of leaves and branches. Sankaran also uses sensors to measure the volatile chemicals that plants give off, particularly when they are under attack from insects or disease. She hopes eventually … » More …Read Story