News & Announcments


Autonomous Agriculture March 2017 USA Today Special Edition


Robotic Fruit Pickers Promise Labor Saving March. March 7, 2017 The Packer


Washington State Professor Finds Sky-High Opportunities for Drones in Agriculture February 27, 2017 Farm Bureau News (


Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords. January 26, 2017 Nature


Washington Scientists Forge Ahead Amid Uncertainty November 10, 2016 Xconomy


Ag drone future’s up in the air-video  November 9, 2016 Good Fruit Grower


Gripper’s Gentle Touch November 7, 2016, Good Fruit Grower


Announcing Xconomy Intersect: GGB, Accolade, OfferUp, Textio & More  October 11, 2016,


Idaho water settlement fuels growth of new irrigation method – October 13, 2016, Capital Press


Quest for robotic apple picker continues – September 15, 2016 Capital Press


WSU to host Conference on automating agriculture – August 8, 2016 Capital Press


Global look at agricultural robots, automation – August 14, 2016 WSU News


Drones and wine – only mix in research – July 13, 2016 The Daily Evergreen


Washington vineyards use drone to capture irrigation data – July 5, 2015 NBC Right Now


Agriculture 3.0: How researchers are harvesting the power of robots and drones to reboot farming -February 10, 2016


2016 Precision Farming Expo – January 2016, Office of Economic Development, Blog update


Developing the Technologies That Will Change Agriculture – January, Office of Economic Development


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