Yanmar’s Robotic Tractors to Ease Japan’s Aging Agricultural Workforce

Published by , July 23, 2018 1:34 pm

(NetAtlas.com) This fall, Osaka-based diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar will introduce a new line of robotic tractors. The company is releasing its 2-series tractors equipped with the Smartpilot autonomous operating system and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) that allow them to operate in autonomous and semi-autonomous modes.
Yanmar’s Robot Tractors and semi-autonomous Auto Tractors are designed to not only decrease the need for manual labor, but also the need for trained drivers to perform high-precision field work – a particularly important factor in a country like Japan with large farms that are facing an aging agricultural workforce.

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