Development of an RFID System for Tracking Insect Pests and Pollinators in the Field (RFID Europe 2010)

Dr Robb Clarke, Auto-ID Research & Testing Center
Michigan State University
United States
Sep 29, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Bugs can teach you everything you need to know about RFID tagging techniques and requirements
  • The study of economically important insects provides useful insight for product and package tagging
  • Benchmarking: how insect monitoring traps, the spatial scale at which both pests forage, and the activity of commercial pollinators create a model for packaging and supply chain operations

Speaker Biography (Robb Clarke)

Dr. Robb Clarke is an Associate Professor in Packaging at MSU. Prior to teaching, he had a 17-year industrial career. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on RFID and Packaging, Packaging Operations and Quality Issues, Material Handling and Distribution Packaging, and Supply Chain Issues.
He has a degree in Packaging, an M.B.A. in Marketing, a Ph.D. in Engineering Management, and a 2-year research position in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, England.
Dr. Clarke began research into RFID in 1997 and founded the MSU Auto-ID Testing Laboratory in 1999. The lab utilizes undergraduate and graduate students for independent testing and research projects involving Auto-ID technologies.

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