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Orchard Automation
Ehsani, R., S. Sankaran, C. Dima. Grower expectations of new technologies for applications in precision horticulture. EDIS Publication No. AE467. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae467  2010

Disease Detection
Mishra, A. R., R. Ehsani, D. Karimi, and L. G. Albrigo.  Potential applications of multiband spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging for detecting HLB infected orange trees.  Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society. 122: 147-151., 2009

J. Gonzalez-Mora, C. Vallespi, C.S. Dima and R. Ehsani. HLB Detection Using Hyperspectral Radiometry. The 10th International Conference in Precision Agriculture, Denver, CO, July 2010.

Sankaran, S., A. Mishra, R. Ehsani, and C. Davis. A review on advanced techniques for detecting plant diseases. Journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 72. 1-13.2010

Sankaran, S., R. Ehsani, and C.S. Dima. Development of ground-based sensor system for automated agricultural vehicle to detect diseases in citrus plantations. Paper No. 304, Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, 18-21 July 2010, Denver, CO. 9 pages.

Mishra, A. R., D. Karimi, R. Ehsani, and L. G. Albrigo. An optic sensor for detection of Huanglongbing (HLB) disease. 15 pages. Journal of Biosystems Engineering. (Submitted March 2010)

Mishra, A. R., D. Karimi, R. Ehsani, and W.S. Lee. Identification of citrus greening (HLB) using a VIS-NIR spectroscopy technique. 19 pages. Transactions of ASABE. (Submitted March 2010)

Yield Estimation
Swanson, M., Dima, C., and Stentz, A. 4th IFAC “Preliminary Results in Comparing Laser and Stereo Vision Range Sensing for Tree Canopy Volume Estimation” (Swanson, Dima & Stentz, 4th IFAC International Workshop on Bio-Robotics, Information Technology and Intelligent Control for Bioproduction Sytems, Champaign, Illinois, Sept 10-11, 2009

Ayyalasomayajula, B., R. Ehsani, and G. Albrigo. Automated citrus tree counting from oblique images and tree height estimation from oblique images. Proceedings of the Symposium on the Applications of Precision Agriculture for Fruits and Vegetables International Conference. ISHS, Acta Horticulturae 824: 91-98., 2009

J. Campoy, J. Gonzalez-Mora and C.S. Dima. Advanced Sensing for Tree Canopy Modeling and Precision Spraying. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2010.

M. Swanson, C. Dima and A. Stentz. A Multi-Modal System For Yield Prediction in Citrus Trees. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2010.

Precision Spraying
Brad Muise, Andrew J Landers. The Development of a Fruit Canopy Sprayer Compatible with an Autonomous Tractor. ASABE Technical Library, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2010.
J. Campoy, J. Gonzalez-Mora and C.S. Dima. Advanced Sensing for Tree Canopy Modeling and Precision Spraying. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2010.

Cost Reduction (GPS-Free Navigation)
Tardif J.-P., George M., Laverne M., Kelly A., Stentz A., A New Approach to Vision-Aided Inertial Navigation, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010.

Tardif J.-P., George M., Laverne M., Kelly A., Stentz A., Vision-aided Inertial Navigation for Power Line Inspection, International  Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power industry (CARPI), 2010.

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