Global look at agricultural robots, automation

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SEATTLE – 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.

Agricontrol 2016, the fifth biannual International Federation of Automatic Control Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture, will be Aug. 14-17 at the DoubleTree Hotel at SeaTac, Wash. Register and learn more at

The conference brings together more than 130 agricultural engineers, computer scientists, growers and students from 25 countries to discuss the future of precision and automated agriculture. Events include a reception, agricultural tours and presentations of more than 90 technical papers.

WSU News
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
Published on August 8, 2016
Picture Courtesy of Washington State University