Robots and artificial intelligence will replace workers on Australia’s first absolutely automated farm created at a value of $20 million.
- Australia’s first “hands-free farm” will probably be created at Wagga Wagga
- Global Digital Farm to be built at Charles Sturt’s AgriPark at the University’s Wagga Wagga campus
- They’ll train autonomous automobiles, drones, sensors, data analytics, geospatial mapping, distant sensing, machine learning and cybersecurity technology
Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga will create the “hands-free farm” on a 1,900-hectare property to demonstrate what robots and artificial intelligence can crash without workers in the paddock.
Food Agility chief govt Richard Norton said the reality of “hands-free” farming’ was closer than many folks realised.
“Fat automation is now not a distant theory. We already have mines in the Pilbara operated totally thru automation”, he said
The farm will train robotic tractors, harvesters, contemplate tools and drones, artificial intelligence that will handle sowing, dressing and harvesting, fresh sensors to measure plants, soils and animals and carbon management tools to minimise the carbon footprint.
The farm is already operated commercially and grows a range of broadacre plants, including wheat, canola, and barley, as wisely as a vineyard, cattle and sheep.
Mr Norton said they would focal level initially on autonomous automobiles that may well harvest a reduce while the farmer slept.
“Shall we also contemplate mechanical autonomous harvesting in horticultural plants and in grape-rising areas,” Mr Norton said.