Ag Industry Warms to Robotic Technology, Speakers Say

Members of the farming industry are beginning to see the potential of using robotics technology to save money and improve efficiency, said speakers at the AUVSI Atlanta Chapter’s Conference on Unmanned Systems in Agriculture.

Industry officials have been expecting an unmanned systems boom for two decades, said Eric Corban of Guided Systems. Now, however, the technology has improved and “there is a nice selection of vehicles and a nice selection of automated technologies,” he said. “I believe the time is now, and we need to all join together and redouble our efforts to solve the regulatory problems and bring this vision that’s been around a long time to a reality.”