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Robotics in Agriculture

Robotics in agriculture

In the future, farm machinery will drive itself! Even though robots will do more jobs on farms, humans will still be essential to service the equipment, operate the robots and manage operations.

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ii CropLife Canada (2020). “Precision Agriculture – Field Notes.”  

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vii Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, New Zealand (March 2013). “Automation, Mechanisation and Robotics in Horticulture.”  

viii Albiero, D. (April 15, 2019). “Agricultural Robots: A Promising Challenge.” Current Agriculture Research Journal 7(1): 1-3.   

ix Statistics Canada (January 25, 2018). “Proportion of Farmers Reporting Milk Cows and Used Robotic Milking by Census Division (CD), 2016 Canada.”  

x Postscapes Smart Greenhouses (no date). “Greenhouse Robotic Harvesters and Material Handlers.”  

xi Harvest Automation (no date). Payback: Metrolina Greenhouses a Return on Their Investment in Under One Year.  

xii SAS Analytics Software & Solutions (2020). “Artificial Intelligence: What it is and Why it Matters.”  

xiii Built in (July 30, 2019). “Farming & Agriculture Robots.”  

xiv Ipate, G. & G. Voicu (January 2015). “Research on the Use of Drones in Precision Agriculture.” UPB Science Bulletin, Series D, 77(4): 263-74.  

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