The Autonomous Acre: Robotics of the Future
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
9:00am to 9:20am
Swarm Farming: The Economic Argument for and Design Constraints of the Tractor of the Future
Robotics in ag can offer more than just labor savings; it offers the opportunity to completely re-imagine the way in which a farm is organized. One such re-imagination is "swarm-farming," using multiple, small autonomous machines instead of a single tractor, sprayer or harvester. Zack James, founder of Rabbit Tractors, will discuss how these fleets of multi-purposed robots can increase yield, decrease input costs and serve as the enabling technology for cutting edge application technologies as well as explain the major design constraints these tractors of the future must satisfy to be adopted.