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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Significant advances in future farm productivity will be enabled by robotics and autonomous systems... Production advances will be by a step-change in productivity through the use of many small autonomous robots that operate within a whole-farm optimisation context... In the short paper, we describe our current work that addresses weed maintenance and crop intelligence...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Significant advances in future farm productivity will be enabled by robotics and autonomous systems... Production advances will be by a step-change in productivity through the use of many small autonomous robots that operate within a whole-farm optimisation context... In the short paper, we describe our current work that addresses weed maintenance and crop intelligence...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Significant advances in future farm productivity will be enabled by robotics and autonomous systems... Production advances will be by a step-change in productivity through the use of many small autonomous robots that operate within a whole-farm optimisation context... In the short paper, we describe our current work that addresses weed maintenance and crop intelligence...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Photo of Andrew and Jocelyn Bate at proof-of-concept trials.. 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... 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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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
This link of pasture consumption to profitability tells us that we must not allow anything to take away from our main source of efficiency if we want to continue to produce milk at a competitive price... Problems with the system include: Cows being pushed to or away from the dairy by bad weather... The main findings are: Robotic dairies need to be adapted to suit the best grazing outcomes in Australia and New Zealand Robotic dairies are quickly becoming affordable Local farmers and municipal waste sites could work together using gasifiers to the advantage of both parties Corporates and local farmers need to work together..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
According to researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), such intelligent machines could be available to Australian growers within a decade, with the potential to revolutionise farming as we know it in the north and elsewhere... The research started as a collaboration between QUT, SwarmFarm in the Central Highlands, and the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics, and is being carried out in the northern grains region... "AgBot is a move away from large, expensive machines, to lightweight, low-cost machines specifically designed to be better for productivity and the environment," says robotics researcher and executive dean of the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT, Professor Gordon Wyeth...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Following this trend and current R&D activities worldwide, it is envisaged that this technology will also soon have a significant impact in agricultural practices... Robots can be used for tasks related to field and crop management enabling new management practices and data collection leading to further advances in PA. Like internet and mobile phone technologies a decade ago it is hard to envisage the full potential of having this technology deployed can bring... In order to this, there is a need to develop a framework for assessment of autonomy, regulations and procedures for certification...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Andrew and Jocelyn Bate look to the future of grain growing with an early version of a prototype agricultural robot undergoing proof-of-concept trials on their property near Emerald, Queensland... The brainchild of Andrew and Jocelyn Bate, this futuristic idea is becoming a hard-wired reality through research the couple initiated with Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics... Working in the family's paddocks, the AgBots can be seen from a distance as beams of infrared light moving slowly over chickpeas, wheat, mungbeans and sorghum stubble: the red light revealing where the unit has identified and killed weeds...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Researchers are confident that agriculture can follow mining in the use of autonomous robot vehicles for routine operations.. Professor Sukkarieh outlined how both ground and aerial robots are meeting challenges such as weed management and opening up opportunities such as 'crop intelligence'... "Then we can start to develop autonomous operations where the information being collected in real time by the sensors and robots is used to coordinate those systems in a manner that is not only more efficient, but is also able to meet changing operational requirements...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A pair of agricultural robots, or Swarmbots, working together to spray weeds on the Bate family's property on 22 March at Gindie, Central Queensland... Central Queensland grower Andrew Bate announced the imminent commercial release of an agricultural robot purpose-built for killing weeds, in a presentation at the Australian Summer Grains Conference... SwarmFarm Robotics founding director and chief executive officer Andrew Bate announced the commercialisation of an agricultural robot for spraying weeds at the Australian Summer Grains Conference...
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