Intelligent agricultural machinery is now seen in farmlands across China. With the in-depth integration of AI into agriculture, farm work is becoming increasingly intelligent and more efficient, while agricultural production modes grow more effective.
In Zhaoxian county, north China’s Hebei province, two intelligent tractors with a 120 horsepower engine and unmanned agricultural machinery for harvesting and transportation, all equipped with BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), worked in coordination with each other in a field after technicians set routes and gave instructions to them. Within 10 minutes, a furrow of cabbages was harvested.
Unmanned operating systems represent the most popular application of AI in agriculture. They can adapt to dozens of types of farm tools and enable agricultural machines to carry out tasks automatically in an accurate manner day and night, reports newsghana.com.gh
The BDS adopted by unmanned agricultural machinery consists of a receiver, a millimeter-wave radar sensor, an infrared camera, and a steering and drive control system, noted Han Wei, general manager of AIForce Tech, an agricultural robot provider.
With the BDS, technicians can ensure that self-driving agricultural machinery performs operations along a pre-set route. The positioning accuracy of the system can reach 2.5 centimeters.