The French-Belgian Ausy Group and the French start-up AgreenCulture are going to grow 50 hectares of maize completely autonomously.
The project, called Challenge Centéol 2018, was started in October 2017 and will continue until the corn harvest this year. To achieve autonomous cultivation, there is a robot on crawler wheels with lifting gear. A charging station for seed and fertiliser will be installed on the land.
The robot must determine, through artificial intelligence and as much input from sensors as possible, where operations are necessary and do not interfere with other autonomous robots.
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