Conceptual human-machine interface for collaborative fruit identification. (Image by Manoj
Karkee and Mark De Kleine, WSU)
Sensors measure force and pressure during hand picking
of apple. (Photo by Long He, WSU)
PROSSER, Wash. – With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in the harvest. Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, believes that day will soon be here.
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