Agricultural robotics

Billingsley, John and Oetomo, Denny and Reid, John (2009) Agricultural robotics. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 16 (4). 16, cont-19. ISSN 1070-9932


Agriculture is just one step in the supply chain that leads to the table of the consumer. Just as automation has brought down the price of electrical goods by reducing the manpower involved, so is the price of agricultural production being reduced. Although electronic games are a luxury, food is a necessity that must be produced at all costs. We therefore need either more farmers or more ways to produce food with limited manpower (Figure 1). The robots are coming to the rescue.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 00:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture; robotics
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070199 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2009.934829

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