Webinars

 
Autonomous robots and electric tractors – where are they at?

Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020

Time: 11.30 – 12.15 pm Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+9:30)

Summary: When people are asked for a vision of what agriculture will look like in the future, they almost always say autonomous vehicles. We know that these vehicles are coming, just not when. This presentation will review some recent developments in autonomous vineyard robots happening in France and what is behind them. Developments in tractor autonomy more broadly will also be discussed, as well as developments in the electrification of tractors and implements.

Speaker: Dr Simon Nordestgaard – Senior Engineer at The Australian Wine Research Institute




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