Steve Whitham uses robotics to understand plant growth

October 13, 2014

ISU researchers are developing a new facility that will use a specially designed robot to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the growth of plants under different environmental conditions. Steven Whitham, plant pathology and microbiology, is the primary investigator. Stephen Howell, genetics, development and cell biology, and Lie Tang, agricultural and biosystems engineering, are collaborating. The project was funded by a $929,773 grant from the National Science Foundation. More: