CPAAS News Archive

 

2015

Phenotyping in the field goes high-tech -November 2015, Good Fruit Grower,  pg 20-21

Win/Win for Growers and Pickers: New Weighing System released – October 2, 2015 – By David Eddy

U.S.-based precision ag UAV progress –  September 17, 2015 – by UAS Magazine Staff

Unmanned helicopter tested for rainwater removal August 11, 2015 – By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot -July 16, 2015 By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

2014

Human and Robot Team-up for High-tech Harvest
Many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in the harvest. Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) at Washington State University, believes that day will soon be here.
On Solid Ground

Farming Technology Designed By Students on Display in Prosser PROSSER, WA. – The latest and greatest farming technologies were on display in Prosser Tuesday. The second annual Automated Agricultural Systems Expo at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center showcased prototypes and working models designed by students. Organizers say this expo is important to keeping the state’s agricultural industry competitive globally.KNDO

New Farming Technology
Researchers from the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University are showing 7 different Inventions in Prosser today that they say could really help farmers down the line.KVEW TV.com

Paying Fruit Pickers Per Pound
Several years ago cherry grower Mike Omeg, who is always looking for ways to do a better job and increase his bottom line, sat down and asked himself one critical question: “How can I reduce my operating costs without hurting the quality of the fruit?”
Growing Produce

2013

 

Could robots harvest apples in the future?
August 30, 2013
PROSSER, Wash. — With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in the harvest. Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, believes that day will soon be here.
KIMATV.com

WSU Fruit Picking Robot
August 30, 2013
Washington State University wins a major federal grant to develop fruit harvesting technology about how humans and robots might work side-by-side. It’s cutting edge technology, and it could really change the face of fruit picking as we know it today. KVEW TV .com

Prof earns recognition, patents for ag automation
August 23, 2013
PROSSER, Wash. – Qin Zhang, director of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems
at Washington State University, is one of 13 fellows recently named to the American Society of
Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2013. WSU News

Dec 15, 2013 Entrepreneur focuses on apple picking
Nov 06, 2013 Human and Robot Team-up for High-tech Harvest
Oct 08, 2013 Farming Technology Designed By Students on Display in Prosser
Oct 08, 2013 New Farming Technology
Sep 18, 2013 Paying Fruit Pickers Per Pound