australian robotic sprayer
Legions of small robots trundling across fields killing weeds with lasers sounds like science fiction, but the reality is getting closer. Queensland farmer Andrew Bate has spent the last six years developing a prototype robotic weeder that he hopes to trial commercially on his 8,100ha farm operation later this year. His start-up company, SwarmFarm, has been working with the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) and Queensland University Technology to pioneer the system, which Mr Bate believes […]