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Aug. 14-17: Global look at agricultural robots, automation
August 8, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Manoj_Karkee-with-apple-picking-robot-webSEATTLE – From robots that pick apples to drones that scout pests over cherry orchards, technology is changing agriculture. Advances like these, and many more, will be shared at an upcoming international conference organized by Washington State University scientists.

Video: Unmanned helicopter tested for rainwater removal
August 11, 2015

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University is partnering with Digital Harvest Corp. to test an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could provide a safer, less expensive means to blow rainwater off cherry orchards to avoid fruit losses.

Project prepares students to lead industry innovation
January 21, 2014

By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture

UAV-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Assistant professor Gaurav Ameta packed technology trends, hands-on learning and industry-applicable skills into one semester-long class project.

RoboSub team participates in international competition
July 22, 2013

RoboSub at pool

A team member tests the RoboSub at WSU pool.

PULLMAN, Wash. – The RoboSub team from Washington State University is competing in the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego this week.
More than 30 national and international teams will release the autonomous robots they’ve spent months designing, building and testing into an underwater obstacle course. The competition is sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSI) and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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Unique unmanned aerial vehicle takes flight
June 17, 2013



WSU engineering professor Jacob Leachman, left, with students Patrick Adam, Patrick Gavin, Justin Bahrami, Eric Barrow and Christopher Chaney.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Test flights of a battery-powered version of what’s intended to be the world’s first university-built, liquid hydrogen-powered airplane have been conducted by students at Washington State University.


Researchers want to develop such vehicles to fly at extremely high altitudes for days at a time. Unlike satellites, hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can return to earth and be re-used, said Jacob Leachman, assistant professor in the WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and leader of the project.


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