LadybirdIn Australia, the University of Sydney has been working on a solar powered farming robot named Ladybird for several years.

One of Ladybirds chief creators, Professor Salah Sukkarieh states:

Ladybird focuses on broad acre agriculture and is solar-electric powered. It has an array of sensors for detecting vegetable growth and pest species, either plant or animal.

Sensors include lasers, cameras and hyper spectral cameras.  The robot also has arms for potentially pulling weeds or harvesting crops.

Professor Salah Sukkarieh was one of Australia’s Most Creative Engineers of 2016. We wonder what happens when Ladybird meets her Australian counterpart,  robotic cowboy SwagBot.

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