David in his appearance on Modern Marvels

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Professor David C. Slaughter, PhD is the Department Master Undergraduate Advisor and member of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering. He focuses on sensors, instrumentation and robotics for agricultural use.

He has appeared on the History Channel's Modern Marvels series, series 10 episode 42 - Harvesting part 1.




Pearson, T. C. and D. C. Slaughter. 1996. Machine vision detection of early split pistachio nuts. Transactions of the ASAE 39(3):1203-1207.

Slaughter, D. C., J. F. Thompson and R. T. Hinsch. 1996. Packaging Bartlett pears in polyethylene film bags to reduce vibration injury in-transit. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper No. 96-6034.

Vijayan, J., D. C. Slaughter and R. P. Singh. 1996. Optical properties of corn oil during frying. International Journal of Food Science and Tech-nology 31:353-358.

Lee, W. S., D. C. Slaughter and D. K. Giles. 1996. Development of a machine vision system for weed control using precision chemical application. Proceedings of International Conference on Agricultural Machinery Engineering '96, Seoul, Korea. pp. 802-811.

Slaughter, D. C., D. Barrett and M. Boersig. 1996. Nondestructive determination of soluble solids in tomatoes using near infrared spectros-copy. Journal of Food Science 61(4):695-697.

Li, M., D. C. Slaughter and J. F. Thompson 1997. Optical chlorophyll sensing system for banana ripening. Postharvest Biology and Technol-ogy.

Slaughter, D. C., P. Chen and R. G. Curley. 1997. Computer vision guidance system for precision cultivation. American Society of Agricul-tural Engineers Paper No 97-1079.

Ehsani, M. R., S. K. Upadhyaya, D. Slaughter, S. Shafii and M. Pelletier. 1997. Sensing soil mineral-N using a NIR technique. American So-ciety of Agricultural Engineers Paper No. 97-1038.