Farmers have many worries. Therefore, it’s no secret that they are looking for all kinds of ways to automate their work. Of particular interest are the developments of the Australian Center for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney. Here an agricultural robot is created that can not only move through highly terrain, but also monitor cattle on pasture, and possibly control animal health .
To date, the robot, called SwagBot, works on remote control. After debugging the chassis, the developers plan to provide it with a variety of sensors and specialized software that will allow the robot to function in an off-line mode.
It is planned that soon SwagBot will be able to independently weed out various crops and graze animals. The presence of a variety of sensors will allow the robot to choose a place for grazing, not let the animals fight off the herd, and he will be able to monitor their health.
It should be noted that all the team’s development is carried out practically from scratch, since at the moment no one company produces agricultural robots.