Technology is boosting the efficiency of everything around us in modern society, where physical objects are implemented with intelligent software, to combine capabilities of which a human can produce, but with more complex precision, aiding our day to day tasks more effectively, reliably and accurately than a human operator, reducing the need of human time consumption and intervention but also producing higher output.
Artificial intelligence, robots, algorithms and other forms of automated vehicles, will be implemented within the agriculture sector to meet the need of higher demands.
Incorporating autonomous systems known as "AgBots" are the new trend. Leading to self-driving tractors, competent of vehicle handling using automated steering and collision-detection sensors.
Drones have a particular importance as it has the ability to deal with a multitude of important aspects regarding agriculture, capable of providing aerial inspection of crops. This particular view can reveal many issues such as irrigation problems, soil variations, pest and fungal infestations. Other benefits include something known as multispectral imaging; these images are used to show an infrared view as well as a visual spectrum view. When these views are combined, the farmer is able toanalyse, the differences between healthy and unhealthy plants. Additionally, the drone can survey the crops periodically for the farmer to use this information to show changes in crops over time, allowing the farmer to identify troubled spots, or unhealthy areas, the farmer can then attempt to rectify the problematic region which will then lead to improve crop management and the overall production of their crop.