Rise of the robot crops

TOP robotics researchers say Australia could see fully automated vegetable farms by 2025 with the ability to automate the entire production process for some crop commodities.

Professor Salah Sukkarieh, from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney, said there was potential for fully automated solutions to be developed for certain crops when it came to seeding, spraying or harvesting.

AUSVEG deputy chief executive Andrew White said there was potential to have a fleet of robots and automated vehicles working in conjunction with each other.

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