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TC AgRA – Webinar 35 – Autonomously Determining the Shape of Trees

Dr. Amy Tabb holds degrees from Sweet Briar College (B.A. Math/Computer Science and Music), Duke University (M.A. Music), and Purdue University (M.S. and Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering) and currently holds the position of Research Agricultural Engineer at a United States Department of Agriculture lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia. There, she has been engaged is creating systems for automation in the tree fruit industry. Her research interests are within the fields computer vision and robotics, in particular the three-dimensional reconstruction of complex objects.   Abstract: The problems of automated tree pruning and phenotyping require the estimation of the shape of…

TC AgRA – Webinar 36 – Bin Dog, A Self Propelled Platform for Bin Management in Orchards

Geoffrey A. Hollinger is an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Program and School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. His current research interests are in adaptive information gathering, distributed coordination, and learning for autonomous aerial, marine, and ground robotic systems. His past research includes networked underwater robotics at the University of Southern California, multi-robot search at Carnegie Mellon University, personal robotics at Intel Research Pittsburgh, active estimation at the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Laboratory, and miniature inspection robots for the Space Shuttle at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He received his Ph.D. (2010) and M.S. (2007)…

TC AgRA – Webinar 37 – 4D Crop Analysis for Plant Geometry Estimation in Precision Agriculture

Luca Carlone is a postdoctoral associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining MIT, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech (2013-2015), a visiting researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011), and a visiting researcher at the University of Zaragoza (2010). He got his Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2012. His research interests include nonlinear estimation, optimization, and control applied to robotics, with special focus on localization, mapping, and decision making for navigation in single and multi robot systems. For more information, please visit www.lucacarlone.com  …

TC AgRA – Webinar 38 – Heterogenous Robot Assisted Measurement

Dr. Joshua Peschel received the B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering (2001), M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (2004), and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering (2012), from Texas A&M University. He is currently Research Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with separate appointments in the Carl W. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Computational Science & Engineering, and the Illinois Informatics Institute, and he directs the Human-Infrastructure Interaction Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Peschel’s current research interests focus on creating new technologies such as low-cost land, sea, and air robots, and machine vision algorithms, to improve…

TC AgRA – Webinar 39 – Improving Autonomous Orchard Vehicles Trajectory Tracking

Dr. Gokhan Bayar is a professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the Bulent Ecevit University in Zonguldak, Turkey, where he leads projects and teaches courses in robotics, mechatronics, and control systems. His main interests are the design, development, modeling, and control of mobile robots and autonomous ground vehicles; and low-cost and high-resolution lidar systems for autonomous vehicle applications—especially as applied to problems in agriculture. Dr. Bayar earned M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering Department from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. During his Ph.D. studies, he spent a year in the Field Robotics Center, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon…

TC AgRA – Webinar 42 – Practical and Precise Perception for Vineyards

Dr. Mark Whitty is a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Australia and the leader of the Smart Robotic Viticulture (SRV) group. His research interests include precision agriculture, mobile robots, 3D mapping, indoor localisation and image processing. These have been applied in field robotics including current work on yield estimation in viticulture. He is the Chief Investigator for a Wine Australia project titled “Improved Yield Estimation for the Australian Wine Industry” and is engaged in projects for water stress detection and maturity estimation using mobile and lightweight sensors.   Abstract: Accurate yield estimation is a…

TC AgRA – Webinar 43 – Automated Weed Detection in Crops Using Flying Robots

Dr. Yasir Niaz Khan obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Tubingen in 2013. During his Ph.D. he conducted research on detection of terrain (ground surfaces) using a camera mounted on a flying and a ground robot. Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Khan started teaching robotics at FAST-NU, Lahore, Pakistan. He started a new robotics Lab at FAST-NU for robotics students to promote robotics in Pakistan. Dr. Khan supervised many national and international level robotic events held at FAST-NU where professors and students from different universities presented their works in robotics field. Dr. Khan joined the University of Central…

Allison Okamura Haptics Engineering Touch

The 2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium hosted talks from world recognized researchers whose expertise covers the spectrum of robotics and automation. These researchers comprise the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Senior Program Committee (SPC).  

Jana Koseka Semantic Parsing for Robot Perception

The 2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium hosted talks from world recognized researchers whose expertise covers the spectrum of robotics and automation. These researchers comprise the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Senior Program Committee (SPC).  

Jing Xiao Autonomous Robotic Manipulation

The 2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium hosted talks from world recognized researchers whose expertise covers the spectrum of robotics and automation. These researchers comprise the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Senior Program Committee (SPC).  

Radhika Nagpal Taming the swarm

The 2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium hosted talks from world recognized researchers whose expertise covers the spectrum of robotics and automation. These researchers comprise the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Senior Program Committee (SPC).  

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