Field grown and harvested using remote-control vehicles

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We have previously seen drones used for home security and to deliver lab samples between hospitals, and now the use of drones has been extended to farming. The Hands Free Hectare project, run jointly by the UK’s Harper Adams University and farming tech company Precision Decisions, has successfully planted, tended and harvested a crop using only autonomous vehicles and drones. The project was conceived as a way to increase the flexibility and economy of farming, and attract a wider variety of people to the field. Hands Free Hectare used smaller, lighter agricultural machines, which were automated and controlled by the…

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