Advanced Technology in Agri-Food systems

Agriculture is a key growth area for robotics and is transforming modern farming. The University is working with Australian farmers to help ensure the global food supply keeps pace with population growth and that we maximise the nation’s potential as a major regional food supplier.

We have developed robots with the capability to conduct autonomous farm surveillance, mapping, classification and detection for a variety of vegetables. We are also testing robots that fly over crops and orchards to precision-spray weeds, minimising herbicide use and protecting the wider ecosystem.

This research group brings together researchers from engineering, science, business and education to create a sustainable and secure food system through innovative ideas and technologies.