Autonomous tractors could turn farming into a desk job | ZDNet

CNH Industrial unveiled an autonomous tractor concept at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Iowa during the last week of August. Theses self-driving tractors would be able to work around the clock while also providing real-time data monitoring.

Farmers would program the tractors to accomplish specific tasks. Then, instead of sweating in the fields, they could tend to livestock or even sit in an air-conditioned office and monitor the tractors from a tablet or computer. In essence, automated equipment could turn farming into a desk job.

To create the robotic tractor, CNH Industrial, a UK-based company that specializes in agricultural equipment and other capital goods, partnered with Utah technology firm Autonomous Solutions Incorporated. Estimated costs for the autonomous tractors have not been revealed yet.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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