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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Precision Agriculture

Geographic Information System (GIS)/Global Positioning System (GPS), Remote Sensing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UF/IFAS ABE precision agriculture and automation extension programs include the development of an educational program to promote adoption and evaluation of state-of-the-art precision agriculture machinery, equipment, and techniques with a goal of improving the profitability and environmental sustainability of Florida’s specialty crop industry. Topic areas include smart machinery, GIS/GPS applications, remote sensing, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine vision and robotics, wireless sensors network, Internet of Things (IoT), and mechatronics.

UF/IFAS EDIS Publications

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  • Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis - Precision Agriculture/Automation
    Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis
    Assistant Professor
    Precision Agriculture/Automation
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in agriculture, real-time sensing, disease detection, variable-rate technology, and GIS/GPS systems for site-specific management practices
    • Precision farming technologies, precision irrigation
    • Smart machines and systems in agriculture, Internet of Things
    • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and machine vision
    • Automation and robotics for specialty crops
    • Farm machinery, mechanization for specialty crops

  • Dr. Aditya Singh - Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy
    Dr. Aditya Singh
    Assistant Professor
    Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy
    352-294-6739 | ROG 261
    • Remote sensing, spectroscopy
    • Develop methods for landscape-scale assessments of forest health using remotely sensed imagery and environmental data
    • Develop new tools, techniques, and instrumentation for efficient detection of nutrient status and stress in agricultural crops due to pests and diseases