Robots set to put farm workers out of a job

FULLY automated vegetable farms could be part of Australia's agricultural landscape in only 10 years.

AUSVEG deputy chief Andrew White says the leading minds in robotics research envisage fleets of robots and automated vehicles working with each other.

"With the work being done on robotics and mechanisation across a wide range of on-farm applications, from seeding to spraying to harvesting, the leading minds in the industry believe there will be fully automated solutions for certain crops by 2025," he said.

"Australia has been an innovator in the robotics space for industries like mining, and with targeted research and development applying our field robotics expertise to the agriculture industry, we're now world leaders in farm mechanisation."



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