World’s First Solar-powered Ladybird Farmbot

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Ladybird FarmBot A new solar-powered robot has been designed for farms to collect data on pests and plant disease, pick weeds, and someday even harvest crops.

Named the Ladybird, this new robot is laser-guided and self-driving. It uses sensors and hyper-spectral cameras to collect data about pests and crop conditions as it moves around, which it automatically interprets and delivers to the farmer. It has just completed a successful three-day test on an Australian farm that grows spinach, onions and beetroot.  Read more at Science Alert . . .

Image:  The University of Sydney


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