SwagBot was recently demonstrated at a cattle station near Nevertire, NSW. SwagBot is a lightweight, electric vehicle designed to collect data on pasture and livestock. Local farmers were shown how SwagBot can automatically detect and spray weeds in grazing land using various spray attachments. The team also completed aerial surveying of the property which will be used to develop farm maps and resources for weed mapping.
Thank you to Central West Local Land Services for organising the event.
The RIPPA team recently completed a successful field trial on a broccoli crop at Fresh Select farms in Werribee, Victoria. RIPPA's tasks included data collection, foreign object removal, a solar endurance characterization and testing a new deep learning algorithm for weed detection that was used for real time mechanical weeding.
Thanks to the team at Fresh Select for making this possible.