RFID Journal LIVE! 2017SessionsRFID-enabled Robot Reduces Labor Costs and Increases Productivity for Farmers

RFID-enabled Robot Reduces Labor Costs and Increases Productivity for Farmers

Breakout Session
Researchers at Idaho's Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) have created IdaBot, an RFID-enabled robot prototype that can carry out basic farming tasks. The project's goal is to reduce labor costs, while easing the implementation of precision agriculture techniques for growers of specialty crops, such as fruits and grapes. The IdaBot uses commercial off-the-shelf sensors and a UHF RFID reader for navigation. This session's speaker will discuss each subsystem of the IdaBot and provide an overview of several RFID-localization techniques that could be integrated into the prototype in the future. Learn how RFID-enabled robots can be used in the specialty crop industry.

Speakers

  • Dr. Duke Bulanon
    Associate Professor of Engineering
    Northwest Nazarene University
  • Joshua Griffin
    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    Northwest Nazarene University