New Ag-Tech Facility in Melbourne to Explore Use of AI, Robotics, Sensors in Farming
Monash University is establishing an ag-tech facility in Melbourne’s southeast with the vision to innovate new smart farming techniques including automated harvesting and driverless vehicles in response to the growing challenges faced by the agriculture sector, writes Priyankar Bhunia on OpenGovAsia.com.
A partnership between Monash University and Bosch Australia to work together for driving digital agriculture innovation and build on their respective expertise, will enable the establishment of the ag-tech launch pad facility and accompanying development centre that will occupy one hectare at Bosch’s headquarters in Clayton.
The facility will house a prototypical ‘smart farm’ and will enable collaborative industry partnerships and research. Research and development will be conducted on cropping trials and early-stage prototype development, enabling the use of artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and advanced sensor technology.