Self-driving high-tech combine harvester from Soyuz AI makers tested in Russia (VIDEO)

Designed by one of Russian leading space-tech makers, this “fully automated” combine harvester can create its own routes and drive itself while sweeping the fields.

A video shared by the nation’s space chief, Dmirty Rogozin, shows the harvester making turns and maneuvering while in “full autopilot” mode. The vehicle’s operator is present in the cabin but has his hands down, not even touching the controls – the harvester’s cutting-edge AI does all the driving.

The AI-equipped vehicle is capable of calculating its own routes, while collecting and analyzing various data on the surrounding environment.