Digital Agriculture PhD Supplementary Scholarship projects

Mapping Plant Architecture in the Lab and Field

Supervisors: Matt Adcock (CSIRO), Chuong Nguyen (CSIRO) and Tim Brown (ANU)

In digital agriculture, we now have the ability to scan plants in the lab and field at millimetre resolution. However, mapping these data to real plant architecture is still a largely unsolved problem. Pose estimation, deformable models, GANs and Neural Radiance Fields have yet to be applied widely to tackle this challenge. This project will explore ways to extend and adapt techniques that have been effective in controlled conditions to the challenges of plant architecture acquisition out in the field.