Anti-Weed Robots At U of I

Posted 13 Oct 2006 at 18:30 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Fields at the University of Illinois are using robots to battle weeds by cutting, then applying herbicide as they roam the crop rows. GPS, dual-camera vision, and sonar for navigation; solar panels for power; and a Windows PC with wireless communication for computing.

Future Farm., posted 14 Oct 2006 at 18:06 UTC by marev » (Observer)

The way that all farming must go,mass produced efficient robots on the job,brilliant.

Practical applications., posted 23 Oct 2006 at 03:57 UTC by TheDuck » (Journeyer)

I have to agree. I love hearing about practical applications of robotics like this. Especially taking the time to figure out autonomous operation like this.

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