Over 70 engineers of Shanghai Sweet AI Technology have recently done research and development on farming robots in Tinglin Township’s Diantian Farm in Shanghai.
They maneuvere more than 60 types of iron-and-steel “cattle” with remote controls are AI-enabled robots capable of various farm works, including ploughing and harvesting. Farmers can simply log on to a WeChat app account with their mobile phones and activates the robots.
Enabled by 5G, image recognition technology and big data systems, a picking robot can instantly “calculate” its distance from the targeted fruit and convey the instructions to the robot arms.
Weeding robots can accurately distinguish weeds from crops, and snip out weeds while leaving crops untouched. A weeding robot works incessantly for eight hours following one hour of charging, and large-size robots can weed 500 mu (33.3 hectares) of land a day.
In Hanzhong, in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, a group of engineers are applying smart technology to vegetable planting.
In a smart green house operated by the Shaanxi Riliguanghe Biotechnology Co., Ltd, after the land is prepared by the automated rotary tiller, the automated planter lays a board dotted with drilled holes on the ground, and it places the seeds in the holes with superb precision.
A vegetable farm measuring 200 mu is attended by five workers only, as long-distance maneuvering and long-distance monitoring have made the unmanned planting of vegetables possible.