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University of Sydney invents solar-powered ‘Ladybird’ robot to optimize farming methods. A $1 million research project, helmed by the University of Sydney, has produced a solar-powered farm robot that can monitor vegetables, trace out crops and remove w

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University of Sydney invents solar-powered ‘Ladybird’ robot to optimize farming methods. A $1 million research project, helmed by the University of Sydney, has produced a solar-powered farm robot that can monitor vegetables, trace out crops and remove weeds with its robotic arms. University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh has been awarded "Researcher of the Year " by the Australian Vegetable Industry 's peak body Ausveg for his work on intelligent farm robots, in particular the"Ladybird" The "Ladybird " was designed and built specifically for the vegetable industry with the aim of creating a ground robot with supporting intelligent software and the capability to conduct autonomous farm surveillance, mapping, classification, and detection for a variety of different vegetables. As for its function, it will be able to monitor and assist the cultivation of vegetable crops. Being laser-guided and self-driving, its main mission at the moment is to pick up different kinds of data concerning the farm that it makes its way across without nary a complaint. The sensors will be able to detect variable stages of vegetable growth and pest species, be they plant or animal in origin. There is also an integrated robotic arm that will help in the removal of weeds if it needs be, not to mention the very same arm can open up the road for autonomous harvesting down the road. Know more about Ladybird: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=13686