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Agricultural Automation Engineering

Agricultural Automation Engineering scientists work to provide engineering solutions to crop production problems in agriculture. From seed to table, our researchers collaborate with the growers, harvesters, and food processors plus the industry that supports them to develop new technologies for the economic growth and environmental sustainability of agriculture.

Dr Qin Zhang with student

Current primary research activities include the development of wireless sensor networks for real-time yield monitoring and tracking of fruit; remote and contact sensing of soils and plants; automated and targeted pest management systems; vegetable and fruit post harvest handling; smart and/or robotic agricultural machinery; on-machinery crop sensing and control systems; and sensor-based field operation management.

The Center for Precision Agriculture has additional information.


Ag Automation Engineering In the News

  • BSE Faculty Manoj Karkee Named 2019 Pioneer in AI and IoT

    December 4, 2018  |  Connected World Magazine   |  Carol Stream, Ill.

    Manoj Karkee, a professor in the Agricultural Automation Engineering specialty area of Biological Systems Engineering has been selected as a 2019 Pioneers in AI and IoT by Connected World magazine.

    The Pioneers in AI and IoT awards highlight the humane, uplifting, and powerful stories of the IoT (Internet of Things) and other emerging technological breakthroughs impacting the good of mankind.

     

    The full article can be found on the 11 Professors Prophecies for AI and IoT website.

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