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.
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
- WSU Faculty, Dr. Lav Khot, Presents at 2017 APS Annual Meeting in San Antonio
- Washington State Professor Finds Sky-high Opportunities for Drones in Agriculture
- Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords
- Agtech: Higher yields, lower costs, better environmental protection
- Dr. Sankaran Presents at Inaugural Event
- Aug. 14-17: Global look at agricultural robots, automation
- Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
- DJI, WSU to partner on ag drone research, education
- Phenotyping in the field goes high-tech
- WSU researchers aim to make farming more efficient
- Developing technologies that will change agriculture
- Collaboration Spotlight: Lav Khot
- WSU tests unmanned helicopter to dry cherries
- Video: Unmanned helicopter tested for rainwater removal
- WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot
- Sensor Data Improves Cherry Production
- Robots Picking Apples
- Roving cameras see the big picture for wheat breeding
- Things that Fly in the Sky
- Manoj Karkee Receives Tree Fruit Harvesting USDA Grant