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January 29, 2024
Four papers from our group will appear at ICRA 2024 in Japan. Moreover, our recently appeared RAM paper will be presented at ICRA, too. Congratulations to Azin and Carlos for coauthoring two papers each.
December 21, 2023
Our latest work in robotics for precision ag was just published in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. The article Robotic Assessment of a Crop’s Need for Watering: Automating a Time-Consuming Task to Support Sustainable Agriculture (freely accessible via open access) features...
November 20, 2023
Our proposal  An Artificial Intelligent Irrigation System for Climate Resilient Agriculture has been selected for funding as part of the UC Merced Fall 2023 Climate Action Research Seed Fund Competition. This is joint work with Wan Du (PI) and Safeeq Khan at UC Merced and Khaled Bali...
October 1, 2023
Our latest project called "Elevating Farm Worker-Robot Collaborations in Agri-Food Ecosystems" has been funded by the NSF as part of the Future of Work program. Click here for more details.
April 28, 2023
Together with Kostas Karidis, Stavros Vougioukas and Cyrill Stachniss, I am organizing the workshop "Present and Future of Agricultural Robotics and Technologies: Academic and Industry Perspectives" to be held on 10/5/2023 at IROS in Detroit. More details on
September 28, 2022
The paper "Distributed estimation of scalar fields with implicit coordination" coauthored by Lorenzo Booth as been accepted for publication in the DARS2022 conference. The paper presents results related to LACA, IoT4Ag and our current NRI project. Preprint available here.
September 15, 2022
We have one postdoctoral opening for the IoT4Ag project. If you are interested, please apply here by October 15th, 2022.
September 2, 2022
Our paper "Trust as a metric for auction-based task assignment in a cooperative team of robots with heterogeneous capabilities" has just benen accepted for publication in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal. Here's the official link to the pre-print. This is joint work with...
July 6, 2022
A new paper realted to the RAPID project just appeared in the IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering: Simulating Polyculture Farming to Learn Automation Policies for Plant Diversity and Precision Irrigation. See IEEEXplore for more details.