The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) has been conducting research in autonomous remote sensing systems, and developing innovative robotics and intelligent software for the environment and agriculture community for over a decade.

 

Background

Over the last 10 years the ACFR has been developing robotics and other digital technologies to support the Australian agriculture industry. The systems have been demonstrated to provide farmers with unprecedented information and remove many of the laborious tasks they encounter on a daily basis. The technology developed will ensure that Australian agriculture remains internationally competitive and that Australia maintains its high nutrition security.  See The University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies website for more information about the ACFR's research.

Our Mission

 


This machine could potentially be a game-changer for growers particularly those in the Sydney basin and while it is in the prototype stage it is a perfect opportunity for farmers and other industry partners to have input into its design and functional capabilities,”
— Matthew Plunket - Senior Land Services officer

What We've Achieved

  • The production and testing of three iterations of the Digital FarmHand platform
  • 20 field trials on 11 different farms in Australia and overseas
  • Four half-day Ag Robotics STEM workshops at rural high schools in NSW
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