Winter 2018: Is agriculture ready for autonomy?

Winter 2018: Is agriculture ready for autonomy?


Autonomous and robotic applications are expanding rapidly into agriculture, and new uses of technology for agriculture are emerging almost on a daily basis. Papers included in this edition investigate aspects of the use of autonomous farming systems that will require different thinking and strategy – and potentially new regulations – to ensure that the technology is used to its full potential.

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