The IdaBot will be an autonomous robotic platform for use on orchards, vineyards and other specialty crop farms. The platform uses RFID tags, LIDAR, GPS, an IMU, and hall effect encoders for localization. The aim of this project is to produce a robotic platform capable of chemical application at a lower cost than manual labor.


Dr. Joshua Griffin - Advisor
Dr. Duke Bulanon - Advisor
Lucas A. Pomeroy - Undergraduate Researcher
Richard E. Grindstaff III - Undergraduate Researcher


  • This project is jointly funded by a Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and Northwest Nazarene University.
  • We would like to thank Williamson Orchards and Bitner Vineyards for their cooperation on this project.