THE FARM WITHOUT A FARMER
A FIELD of barley in Shropshire has become the first in the world to be planted, grown and harvested by robots, with no human entering the field.
The field at Harper Adams University (left) has had robotic tractors and combine harvesters doing the work, with the crops monitored from above by drones on autopilot. The pilot project has seen around 4.5 tonnes of barley harvested, and scientists there say that the future of farms will involve fleets of smaller vehicles and drones doing the work.
In other robot news, the ex-head of Wellington College has said that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionise teaching. Sir Anthony Seldon says that AI will use pupils’ individual ways of learning to tailor lessons, so that students can advance faster.
Check out the robotic technology that was used in this experiment, in our awesome Just The Job film at first.news/farmjob