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Robot dawn in central Queensland

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Andrew and Jocelyn Bate look to the future of grain growing with an early vision of a prototype agricultural robot undergoing proof-of-concept trials on their family's property near Emerald, Queensland... The Bate family has been hosting proof-of-concept trials for a futuristic farmhand called AgBot for about two years on their 4000-hectare property at Gindie, Queensland, 20 kilometres south-west of Emerald... Andrew said the emphasis on technology that allows the robots to function as a cooperative swarm has already led researchers to develop a "docking and filling" system that enables the AgBots to automatically refuel...
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