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Autonomous Vineyard Vehicles – What’s happening in Australia and around the world?

18 Apr 2024
Stream 2
Many grape growers are facing labour shortages. Autonomous machinery has the potential to manage this issue and reduce production costs. A range of autonomous equipment is starting to come to market, including various autonomous robots, autonomy kits that can be retro-fitted to existing tractors, and natively autonomous tractors. This presentation will review options from around the world and discuss some of the challenges in adoption. It will include observations from our own work testing out a tractor autonomy-kit and an autonomous robot in Australian vineyards.
Dr Simon Nordestgaard, Principal Engineer - Australian Wine Research Institute

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