The first unmanned rice farm in south China’s Guangdong Province reaped a harvest of late-season rice, with the whole harvesting process completed by two self-driving harvesters and a self-driving grain truck. After the harvesters gathers rice in the fields, they send signals to the grain truck to let it know their exact location. The grain truck accurately locates the harvesters, goes to the location, picks up the grain, and transports it to a granary.
Located in Zengcheng district of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, the unmanned farm belongs to the South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou, and covers an area of 50 mu (about 3.33 hectares). It was built by a research team led by Luo Xiwen, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor at the SCAU.