Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops (CASC)


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.