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Driverless tractors on the radar

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Rice Research Australia manager Russell Ford hosted trials to test the performance of a satellite-guided robotic tractor on his family's property, about 20 kilometres west of Jerilderie in the southern Riverina region of NSW... Trialled at Rice Research Australia, about 20 kilometres west of Jerilderie, in February this year, the unmanned Yanmar tractor showed it can autonomously spray, sow and cultivate... Contributing to the research funded by the Japanese Government is Rice Research Australia, the University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology and the University of NSW, along with engineering company Hitachi Zosen Corporation, machine manufacturer Yanmar and Hokkaido University in Japan..
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