ABOUT ME


I'm a robotic researcher with a great passion for agricultural robotics. I believe that agricultural robots have the potential to increase food production while reducing world hunger for social good. Other benefits for agricultural robots include reduced pesticides application, reducing water usage, better and productive use of human skills, reduced health risks for human in the field, and much more.
Currently, I’m focusing on small and mid-size mobile robots performing tasks in agricultural domains such as greenhouses and vineyards.

I received my Ph.D. in 2016 in Industrial Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In my Ph.D. thesis, I developed an innovative human-robotic collaborative sprayer focusing on the development of intelligent sensing algorithms and design and human-robot interaction aspects. In parallel, I worked as a research engineer in the Agricultural Engineering Department at Israel’s Agriculture Research Organization, the Volcani Center. There I focused on R&D agricultural robotics topics including mobile robots kinematics, in field\row navigation, machine vision algorithms development, implementation, and evaluation, and agricultural robotics design, implementation, and evaluation. I did postdoctoral at UC Berkeley and the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute focusing on precision irrigation and developing electro-mechanical tools for home and service robots.