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From Toys to Tools: Robotic vehicles in agriculture

#askACES Once used as toys, unmanned robotic vehicles are quickly becoming a valuable tool for agriculturalists. Both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, and unmanned ground vehicles, or small agricultural robots, are capturing the attention of hobbyists and agribusinesses alike. How are these tools used and why? Join us for a Twitter chat on July 11 from noon to 1 p.m. CT with ACES experts Dr. Girish Chowdhary of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Dennis Bowman of University of Illinois Extension to learn about the roles of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles in the future of agriculture. Use #askACES to ask your questions and engage in the conversation!

See the chat on Twitter or on our #askACES page where you can hear and download past podcasts too!

Spotlight

2016 ACES faculty awards and recognitions

ACES campus aerial The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois has award-winning faculty in all of its departments. These faculty are recognized for their excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and service at the university level as well as on the national and international stages. read more...

ACES Dean Kidwell named Fellow in CSSA

Kim Kidwell ACES Dean Kidwell named Fellow in Crop Science Society of America read more...

Kelly Swanson named Kraft Foods Human Nutrition Endowed Professor

Kelly Swanson Animal Sciences Professor Kelly Swanson has been selected as the next Kraft Foods Human Nutrition Endowed Professor. read more...