The Field of Artificial Intelligence Growing in Agriculture
Washington State University (WSU) scientist Manoj Karkee was recently named a 2019 Pioneer for his work in artificial intelligence and internet of things by Connected World magazine, according to an article on GrowingProduce.com. Among his projects, Karkee is building apple-picking robots, smart irrigation systems for grapes and fruit trees, flying drones to deter birds from fruit crops, and machines to bundle red raspberries. Just as important as building machines, he develops artificial intelligence for field agriculture, creating the software that tells agricultural robots how to do their work.
He was one of 11 scientists in the U.S. and Canada to receive the recognition from the online journal. This year’s Pioneer awards noted prominent educators who advance and study digital transformations, machine intelligence, and the web of connected machines that increasingly powers our society.