Commercial Robotics

Life on the Robotic Farm

Posted 30 Dec 2004 at 21:05 UTC by steve Share This

The Swirling Brain sent a link to a CNN.com article that talks about the benefits of automation on the modern farm. The farmer sits in the air conditioned cab of his self-driving, GPS-guided tractor, checking stock prices and surfing the web. The tractor knows where it's going, and can continue in the dark. It even knows precisely where it left off yesterday so it can start in the right place today. The system also keeps maps of the fields to make sure this years plantings don't go over old root systems.

but, posted 4 Jan 2005 at 13:11 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

I thought they already used that sort of thing in the US

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