Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon developing automated systems to enable precision farming of apples, oranges
Date:11/19/2008

PITTSBURGHTwo groups of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have received a total of $10 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build automated farming systems. One is for apple growers and one is for orange growers, but both are designed to improve fruit quality and lower production costs.

The systems use sensors on autonomous robotic vehicles or at fixed sites within the orchards to gather a multitude of data about tree health and crop status. Robotic vehicles will be used to administer precise amounts of water or agricultural chemicals to specific areas or trees. The vehicles also will be used to automate routine tasks such as mowing between tree rows.

The projects were funded this fall through the USDA's new Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops (CASC) Program, led by Sanjiv Singh, research professor of robotics, received a four-year, $6 million grant to develop systems for the apple industry. The Integrated Automation for Sustainable Specialty Crop Farming Project, led by Tony Stentz and Herman Herman of the Robotics Institute's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), received a three-year, $4 million grant to develop systems for the citrus industry. Both project grants will be matched dollar for dollar by industry, state governments and other funding sources.

"We are taking automation to a level never before demonstrated in an agricultural setting," said Herman of the NREC project. "This will provide an early look at how the automated farm may someday operate and promises to deliver insights and lessons far beyond what should be expected from small demonstrations of autonomous scouts."

"Mobile sensors and computer tracking will enable growers to monitor their orchards in unprecedented detail," said Singh. "Growers will receive early warning of diseases and insect infestations, as well as continuous updates on crop st
'/>"/>

Contact: Byron Spice
bspice@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-9068
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Carnegie Mellons Philip LeDuc participates in think tank forums
2. Carnegie Mellon to receive $900,000 from EPA for brownfields research
3. Carnegie Mellon MRI technology that non-invasively locates, quantifies specific cells in the body
4. Carnegie Mellon urges industry to broaden carbon footprint calculations
5. Carnegie Mellon Researcher says Chinas export trade impacts climate
6. Carnegie Mellon researchers urge development of low carbon electricity
7. Carnegie Mellon studies how climate change impacts food production
8. Carnegie Mellon develops computer model to study cell membrane dynamics
9. Carnegie Mellon researchers to curb CO2 emissions
10. Carnegie Mellon researchers create invisibiity cloak
11. Carnegie Mellon receives $1.85 million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... June 25, 2015 ... addition of the "Natural Language Processing Market ... IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - Worldwide ... The key vendors occupying the market ... Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NetBase Solutions, SAS Institute Inc., ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jvft55/next_generation ) ... Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function & Geography - ... The next generation biometrics market is expected ... of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 Travel ... Safran SA ( France ), ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015 Fingerprint Cards has received an ... FPC1155 from the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part ... Asia . Deliveries are planned to take ... used by smartphone manufacturers in Asia . ... communicated revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3FPC Receives Order for Touch Fingerprint Sensors of 268 MSEK 2
... that places one at risk for Alzheimer,s disease does not ... by Florida State University. FSU Psychology Professor Natalie Sachs-Ericsson ... APOE epsilon 4 allele is a risk factor for African-Americans ... mainstream belief that the gene is only a risk factor ...
... is one month before ESOF 2008 gets underway. Some major announcements ... Registration: If you have NOT registered please note: Online ... Online Media Centre at www.esof2008.org ESOF 2008 ... officially launched in Barcelona on Monday July 7, 11am and ...
... future needs just as we humans can by ... Osvath,s research, from Lunds University Cognitive Science in Sweden, ... planning capacities in non-human species. Their findings are published ... . The complex skill of future planning is ...
Cached Biology News:Known genetic risk for Alzheimer's in whites also places blacks at risk 2Great apes think ahead 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... applications such as animal waste reduction, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and grease, ... announced today that it will be showcasing, ManureMagic™, its industry-leading product for ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... hakea verkossa osoitteessa  http://www.openinnovationinscience.at ... Innovation in Science" -jatkokoulutusohjelmaan 22.7.2015 ... Gesellschaftin (LBG) tekemän, kansainvälisiä tutkijoita ... terveystieteiden kaksi suurinta haastetta ovat ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The ... companies and professional service industries alike-- typically known for its consummate professionalism-- embarks ... a good cause and break from their day jobs. , "Our motto has ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The global failure analysis ... from 2015 to 2020. The bioscience market is expected to grow at the highest ... of failure analysis equipment in the research labs and academic institutions for root cause ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DryLet to Highlight Benefits of Patented ManureMagic™ at North American Manure Expo in Chambersburg, PA July 14-15, 2015 2Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 2Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 3The Alexander Group Declares Their Independence with a Bit of Levity 2Failure Analysis Market to Grow at 7.52% CAGR to 2020 2Failure Analysis Market to Grow at 7.52% CAGR to 2020 3Failure Analysis Market to Grow at 7.52% CAGR to 2020 4Failure Analysis Market to Grow at 7.52% CAGR to 2020 5
... Feb. 28, 2012  Thomson Reuters announced the availability ... that speeds access to critical life sciences research ... sciences platform, Thomson Reuters Cortellis. ... sophisticated application programming interfaces (APIs) to enhance the ...
... KENNESAW, Ga., Feb. 28, 2012 MiMedx Group, Inc. ... patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human ... ended December 31, 2011. Full Year ... ended December 31, 2011, with revenue of $7.8 million, ...
... Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that the FDA Office of Orphan ... UX003 for the treatment of MPS 7.  MPS ... storage disorder characterized by a deficiency of the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Thomson Reuters Cortellis Drives Drug Discovery and Development With Powerful New Web Services 2MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 2MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 3MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 4MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 5MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 6MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 7MiMedx Group Announces 2011 Results 8Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX003 for the Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 7 (MPS 7) 2Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX003 for the Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 7 (MPS 7) 3
... standard water based mounting medium for immunohistology. ... preservation of peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase stained ... and exhibits excellent optical characteristics. Crystal / ... that permits the long-term storage of antigens ...
Size & Applications: 20 ml Storage Temp.: -20C Shelf Life: 12 months ...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to XLF immobilized on solid support....
PCR System for increased fidelity, yield and length of PCR products. Amplifies targets up to 10 kb from human genomic DNA....
Biology Products: