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Name: Boaz Zion, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Agricultural EngineeringSensing, Information and Mechanization Engineering
Research Interests / Job description  Latest Chapters In Blog
Tel:  03-9683450 03-9683303
Cell: 050-6220450
Fax:972-3-9604704
Email:    boazz@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Bet Dagan
Address:P.O. Box 6
Bet Dagan, Israel
50250
Researcher
Research Interests / Job description
Computer Vision and Image Processing;
Aquacultural Engineering;
Power and Machinery;
Postharvest Technology;
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Imaging and Spectroscopy;

Recent Reviewed Publications:

Mann M.P., Zion B., Rubinstein D. and Shmulevich I. (2013).
Determination of robotic melon harvesting efficiency: a probabilistic approach.
Computers and Operations Research, Submitted July 2013.

 

Zion B., Mann M.P., Levin D., Shilo A., Rubinstein D. and  Shmulevich I. (2013).
Planning harvest order of a multi-arm robotic harvester.
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Submitted July 2013.

 

Mann M.P., Shmulevich I., Rubinstein D. and  Zion B. (2013).
Minimum time pick and place motions for Cartesian mobile manipulators of a melon harvesting robot.
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Submitted June 2013.

 

Mann M.P., Shmulevich I., Rubinstein D. and  Zion B. (2013).
Motion planning of a mobile Cartesian manipulator for optimal harvesting of 2-D crops.
Transactions of the ASABE Journal, accepted for publication.

 

Zion B., Karplus I. and Barki A. (2013).
Effect of time and timing of acoustic signal transmission on ranched fish response.
Journal of Applied Aquaculture, accepted for publication.

 

Barki A., Zion B. and Karplus I. (2013).
Increasing fry yield and reducing labor in guppy hatcheries (2013).
Fish and Fisheries, 44: 1710-1719.

 

Barki A., Zion B., Shapira L. and Karplus I. (2013).
Saving labor in guppy hatcheries using light to attract newborns.
Aquacultural Engineering, Accepted for publication.

 

Barki A., Zion B., Shapira L. and Karplus I. (2013).

A novel method using light for increasing fry yield in guppy breeding tanks.

Aquacultural Engineering, Accepted for publication. 
        
Barki A., Zion B., Shapira L. and Karplus I. (2013).
Using attraction to light to decrease cannibalism and increase fry production in guppy (Poecilia reticulata) hatcheries. II: The effects of light and cannibalistic adults.
Aquaculture Research, in press.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/are.12129

 

Zion B. and Barki A. (2012).
Ranching fish using acoustic conditioning: Has it reached a dead end? An invited review.
Aquaculture, 344-349: 3-11.

Zion B. (2012).
The use of computer vision technologies in aquaculture - A review.
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 88: 125-132.

Barki A., Zion B., Shapira L. and Karplus I. (2012).
Using attraction to light to decrease cannibalism and increase fry production in guppy (Poecilia reticulata) hatcheries I: phototactic reaction and light color preference.
Journal of Fish biology, Accepted for publication.

Zion B., Arbel A., Halaly T., Regev R., Barak M., Lidor G., Weissblum A. and Or E.  (2012).
A Heat-Shock Generator for dormancy release induction in grapevines.
Transactions of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers, 55(3): 753-758.

 

Zion B. and Barki A. (2012).
Ranching fish using acoustic conditioned: has it reached a dead end? An invited review.
Aquaculture, 344-349: 3-11.
 
Zion B., Weissblum A., Shamir N., Dor E., Smirnov E., Achdari G., Ziadna H., Hershenhorn J.  (2012).
Control of Nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) using a mechanical tillage and solar dehydration
Nir & Telem, 41: 28-36.

Zion B., Karplus I. and Barki A. (2012).
Ranching acoustically conditioned fish using an automatic fishing machine.
Aquaculture, 330:333: 136-141.
  
Zion B., Barki A., Grinshpon Y., Rosenfeld L. and Karplus I.  (2011).
An automatic fishing machine based on acoustic conditioning. 
Aquacultural Engineering, 45(2): 87-91.

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaeng.2011.07.004.

  
Zion B., Karplus I., Grinshpon Y., Rosenfeld L. and Barki A.  (2011). Periodic reinforcement of acoustically conditioned behavior in St. Peter's fish, Sarotherodon galilaeus, for ranching purposes. Aquaculture, 315 (3-4):394-399. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.03.001

 

Halaly T., Zion B., Arbel A., Regev R., Barak M., and Or E.  (2011). Short exposure to sublethal temperature facilitates dormancy release in grapevines. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 62 (1): 106-112. 

 

Zion B., Barki A., Grinshpon Y., Rosenfeld L. and Karplus I. (2011). Retention of acoustic conditioning in St. Peter's fish Sarotherodon galilaeus. Journal of Fish Biology, 78: 838-847. 
DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02899.x

 

Zion  B., Bechar A., Regev R., Shamir N., Weissblum A., Zipori Y. and Dag A. (2011). Mechanical harvesting of olives - operations study. Israeli Journal of Horticultural Science, 59: 71-84.

 

Shamir N., Zion B., Weissblum A., Ronen B., Bernstein R., and Ohaliav K.  (2010).
Development of a planting machine for summer vegetables in wet soils.
Nir & Telem, 22:40-45.

 

Zion B., Karplus I. and Barki A. (2010). Generalization and discrimination of positive and negative acoustic stimuli in the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Behavioural Processes, 83: 306-310. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2010.01.014
Zion B., Alchanatis V., Ostrovsky V., Barki A. and Karplus I.  (2008). Classification of Guppies' (Poecilia reticulata) Gender by Computer Vision.  Aquacultural Engineering, 38: 97-104.
Zion B., Barki A., Grinshpon Y., Rosenfeld L. and Karplus I. (2007). Social Facilitation of Acoustic Training in the Common Carp Cyprinus carpio (L.). Behaviour, 144: 611-630.
Karplus I., Zion B., Rosenfeld L., Grinshpon Y., Slosman T., Goshen Z. and Barki A. (2007). Social Facilitation of Learning in Mixed Species Schools of Common Carp Cyprino carpio (L.) and Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (L.). Journal of Fish Biology, 71: 1023-1034.
Zion B., Weisblum A., Reshef L., Regev R., Lev M., Levi M., Cohen M., Steinmetz Y. (2007). Mechanical Harvesting of Leucadendron Flowers. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 23: 425-431
Zion B., Alchanatis V., Ostrovsky V., Barki A., Karplus I. (2007). Real-time Underwater Sorting of Edible Fish Species. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 56: 34-45.
Zion B., Deutch N., Ostrovsky V., Alchanatis V., Barki A. and Karplus I.  (2006). Ornamental Fish Fry Counting by Image Processing. Reviewed and approved for publication by an internal scientific committee and held until intellectual property rights established.
Karplus I, Alchanatis, V. and  Zion B.  (2005). Guidance of Groups of Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to Allow Sorting by Computer Vision. Aquacultural Engineering, 32: 509-520.
Karplus I., Gottdiener M. and Zion B. (2003). Guidance of Single Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to Allow Sorting by Computer Vision. Aquacultural Engineering, 27: 177-190.
Eshkenazi I., Maltz E., Zion B., Rishpon J.  (2000). Three-Cascaded-Enzymes Biosensor for Determination of Lactose in Raw Milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 83: 1939-1945.
Zion B., Shklyar A., Karplus I.  (2000). In-vivo Fish Sorting by Computer Vision. Aquacultural Engineering, 22: 165-179.

Allowed patents:

Zion B., Wolf I. and Nahir D. (1996)
A Device for Sorting Items.
Patent number 119910.

Rishpon J., Eshkenazi I., Zion B. and Maltz E. (2001)
Method for Measuring Protein in Milk using Iodine.
Patent number 122538.

Zion B., Lev M., Weisblum A., Regev R., Reshef L., Levi M., Cohen M. Ben Yaacov Y. (2005). Flower Crop Harvester. Patent application No.171969/3.

Zion B., Wolf I., Weisblum A., Hoffman A., Regev R. and Bernstein R. (2008).Gripper for Flower Sorting Systems.  Provisional application number US 61/136,076.

Zion B., Ostrovsky V., Karplus I., Barki A., Alchanatis V. and Y. Wolf (2008).System and Methods for Fish Counting and Weighing. Provisional application number US 61/095,629.

Zion B., Wolf I., Weisblum A., Hoffman A., Regev R. and Bernstein R. (2009). Gripper for Flower Sorting Systems.  PCT application number  PCT/IL 2009/000774. 

Arbel A., Barak M., Zion B., Afgin Y. (2013)
Thermal Trap System.
Provisional Patent Application, Attorney Docket No. 57286

Current projects:

Dormancy release in grapevines and deciduous fruit trees using a thermal treatment.
A "Virtual-Cage Culture" technology for ranching fish in the open sea.  
Multi-arms robotic systems for labour saving in agriculture.
Mechanical system and method for Purple Nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus) control.
Reducing cannibalism in ornamental fish breeding systems by attraction to lights.
Mechanical planter for wet soils.
Mechanization of edible-olives harvest.
Development of oriented flower bulbs planters.

Awards:

1997    State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, Inventors Award
A Vibrating Sorter for Flower Bulbs and Corms for Family-Size Farms.
Licensed to and manufactured by Pazur Patents Manufacturing and Development, under a royalty agreement.

2000    8th Annual OEMmie Awards for Modern Innovative Engineering Solutions (USA)
Hex-Air Sorting and Counting System.

2001    State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, Inventors Award
A System for Sorting Items by Weight.
Licensed to and manufactured by Juran Metal Works Ltd under a royalty agreement.

2009     Inventors Award Approved by the internal committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. System and Method for Fish Counting and Weighing. Commercially applied in major farms in Israel.

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