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February 17, 2015
On Thursday, February 12, some of the UAV team members attended the 48th annual International Agricultural Expo in Tulare, CA. Chris Reps, Austin Stratton, Armand Kirshman, and Ulises Vargas attended the event in order to gain insight into the emergence of UAVs in the agricultural industry. They...
November 25, 2014
Patrick Thavornkant   Imaging Team Progress   Currently the imaging team has done research into analysis of crop fields. We’ve been developing a program to distinguish which parts of a given field are filled with poor crops in contrast to those with good crops. Our current...
November 25, 2014
Avery Berchek   Journalism Duty   A lot of the team members were busy this week so our meeting was not extremely busy, but a lot of work was still done. For the platform team, the budget was finalized over the past week and during the team meeting it was sent to Dr. Chen and Terry for...
November 25, 2014
Christopher Reps   Project Team Update   This past week, even though the team wasn’t able to meet, the platform sub-team has decided on a platform to use. The IRIS+, an off the shelf model, will be used to carry a camera and fly over crop fields. One of the several benefits that...
September 29, 2014
  Date of Tour SEPTEMBER 23, 2014                It was a great experience for the UAV team to visit the MESA lab at Castle Airport. Inside the lab, Dr. Chen shared...
September 25, 2014
     On Friday, September 19, 2014, SPARC at UC Merced (Spatial Analysis and Research Center) held a GIS Essentials workshop to introduce Geographic Information Systems and their capabilities to students, faculty, and visitors. Attendees...
April 29, 2014
The UAV Team meet up with their community partner once more to get feedback on their project. They enjoyed the company of the Merced Cooperation Extension Group as they watched Larry Burrow fly his UAV!
April 12, 2014
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the University of California at Merced held its annual Bobcat Day, a day in which admitted high school seniors and their parents are given a chance to UC Merced to see what the school has to offer. They are invited to engage in workshops and interact with various clubs...
February 13, 2014
The 47th annual Ag Expo was held in Tulare, California with 100,000 attendees this year. Over 50 countries were present, along with 1,500 exhibitors. A few of the UAV’s team members were also able to attend the admirable 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space the AG Expo offers. The variety...
February 8, 2014
Robots and Ribs! The MESA Lab showcased their latest upcoming projects and gave insight on the various uses on UAV’s. Developments in various areas of research ranged from water landing, water sampling, backup generator for UAV’s using solar energies, and flight testing and repairing...

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