Ground and Aerial Robots for Agricultural Production: Opportunities and Challenges

Issue Papers - IP70 - November 2020
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Today, highly automated systems are employed in crop and animal industries to enhance agricultural input efficiency and thus increase agricultural output with reduced adverse impact on the environment. Ground and aerial robots combined with artificial intelligence techniques are able to tackle the rising food, fiber, and fuel demands of the rapidly growing population that is slated to be around 10 billion by the year 2050. This issue paper presents opportunities provided by ground and aerial robots for improved crop and animal production, and the challenges associated with their progress and adoption.

Chair: Santosh Pitla, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

IP70, November 2020, 20 pp. Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

Task Force Chair

Santosh Pitla

Task Force Authors

Sreekala Bajwa

Santosh Bhusa

Tami Brown-Brandl

Tom Brumm

Dennis R. Buckmaster

Isabella Condotta

Task Force Authors

John Fulton

Todd J. Janzen

Manoj Karkee

Mario Lopez

Robert Moorhead

Michael Sama

Scott Shearer

Leon Schumacher

Alex Thomasson

Task Force Reviewers

Srinivasulu Ale

Ed Barnes

Brian Steward

Task Force Board Liaison

Carroll Moseley

Juan Tricarico

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