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Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops (CASC)
Head: Stephen T. Nuske
Contact: Stephen T. Nuske
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
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Overview
CASC is a multi-institutional initiative led by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute to comprehensively address the needs of specialty agriculture focusing on apples and horticultural stock. CASC will develop methods to improve production efficiency, identify threats from pests and diseases, and, detect, monitor and respond to food safety hazards. We expect advances from the integration of robotics technology and plant science. CASC is funded by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service with matching support from industry and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance.