The world’s first robot designed to spray crops in swarms, and ultimately help fill the labor shortage in villages, has been launched in Australia’s Queensland.
The inventors say these weed-killing robots won’t replace farmers, but will make their jobs easier. They can communicate with each other to make sure not a single weed is missed.
These prototype robots are fitted with weed sprayers, but it’s hoped that with further development, new equipment will be installed on board to suit the farmers’ individual needs. The new prototypes have already sparked interest all over the world.
The company behind this says they came up with the idea for the robots because traditional machinery was getting bigger and bigger and too difficult to operate. According to the firm, the technology has already brought numerous engineers and scientists into Australia.