Robotics On the Farm

It may seem like a scene out of 1980’s era Spaceship Earth ride at EPCOT at Walt Disney World, but robotics on the farm is growing here and now in 2015.  The most common example is GPS enabled tractors, with UAVs coming right behind in most of the world (still not fully approved in the United States).

Some devices that have been developed are light, so they do not compact soil, some approaches are to pull weeds, laser weeds, or spray with hebrides to kill it.

Automation on the farm will only continue, and will continue to move into a Big Data paradigm on the farm.


About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: His views are his own and not of his employer.
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