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Robot tractors that will disrupt agriculture in 2018

Robot tractors that will disrupt agriculture in 2018As the world’s population grows and the number of farmers declines, we need a solution to meet the growing demand for food and other ag commodities. Enter robot tractors, also known as autonomous vehicles. These autonomous vehicles can take care of such tasks as weeding, seeding and tilling, while farmers can control and monitor them from another location — often on a tablet or smartphone. The robots use sensors, GPS capabilities and Internet connectivity to navigate and share information with the farmer and other equipment. Automated tractors are known to increase farm productivity and reduce labor costs. According to a report by Goldman Sachs, a global investment banking firm, automated tractors can increase farmer revenue by more than 10 percent. Here are four options being developed. More

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