According to The Australian Financial Review, the little robot autonomously sweeps up and down the harvested crop rows without a farmer or worker in sight. The Robotics and artificial intelligence are the next big technological “quantum leap” for global agriculture.
On a large grain farm near Emerald in central Queensland, Juliet is toiling 24 hours straight without a break, spraying chemicals on weeds in a 200-hectare wheat field.
Instead she is a car-sized lightweight farm robot; the flagbearer for a small Australian company that is leading the world in robotics in agriculture, which has captured the attention of big players such Treasury Wine Estates and Macquarie Agriculture, and lured some of the smartest young brains in artificial intelligence and mechatronics to its unlikely head office in remote rural Queensland.
The masterminds behind Juliet and SwarmFarm Robotics are Andrew and Jocie Bate, a farm couple from Gindie, 30 kilometres south of Emerald, who have spent the past eight years inventing, developing and streamlining farm robots to take their back porch business from pipe dream to commercial reality.
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