IEA innovation in agriculture report features in The Times
Robot farmers will transform agriculture within ten years in the most dramatic change to rural working life since tractors replaced horses, a report claims today. Small, autonomous tractors without drivers will plant, manage and harvest crops using satellite guidance and images from drones.
The vision of robot farmers, so-called Rormers, toiling in fields 24 hours a day is set out in a report by Viscount Ridley, a Conservative member of the House of Lords’ artificial intelligence committee.
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Further Reading: Effects of Innovation in Agriculture