Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autonomy in Products: Sensors, Software, and Robotics

Cars, airplanes, and now farm equipment are autonomous, see details on farm equipment using robotics for autonomy here.

"The driverless system is fully controlled by advanced software and is capable of performing a complete workflow during the harvest process. This includes locating a moving harvester in the field, synchronizing with it, collecting its grain and delivering that grain to trucks near the field for transportation."

I believe the products designed for human control will fundamentally change when the human is not physically managing the system.

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