Using robotic operations to accomplish repetitive or difficult tasks in biological systems can reduce production expenses, enhance consistency, and free humans to accomplish other duties.  Examples include machine weeding around plants, robotic milking of dairy cows, robots that harvest nuts, fruits, and vegetables, or automation of implement control such as section controllers on sprayers, boom height, tillage implement depth, combine threshing/cleaning settings, and navigation.

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During the Spring 2021 semester, Purdue Agriculture hosted a weekly webinar series featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University. Each Thursday from February through May, the Data Driven Agriculture webinars explored ways digital agriculture and data science can impact agriculture today and into the future. “Building on the momentum of last…


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A deviation or inconsistency in excess of the normal variation from what one would expect to observe.

Dead reckoning

A method of estimating field position based on forward speed, time of operation, implement width and number of passes.

EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service)

A satellite-based augmentation system developed by the European Space Agency. EGNOS is the European equivalent to WAAS in the US.


Information about data, including data quality, currency, file lineage, ownership.


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