First generation of farm robots are delivering game-changing results

Technology companies in Australia and Canada are rolling out autonomous technology which will be good news for the environment and farmers' pockets

Killer app:The weed-killing robot sprayer developed by Swarm Technologies in Australia

The first fully autonomous farm equipment is becoming commercially available, which means machines will be able to completely take over a multitude of tasks. Tractors will drive with no farmer in the cab, and specialised equipment will be able to spray, plant, plough and weed cropland.