Self-driving tractors and data science: A visit to a modern farm

Jonathan Gitlin This tractor is planting seeds according to a precise GPS-based map of the field. Jonathan Gitlin This tractor is planting seeds according to a precise GPS-based map of the field. Jonathan Gitlin This is a combine. It’s huge. Jonathan Gitlin One of Rose’s field maps, showing different zones of productivity. Jonathan Gitlin In the old days if you wanted to vary the spacing or type of seed in a row, you’d have to get your hands dirty changing sprocket ratios. Now it’s all controlled by hydraulics and computers. Jonathan Gitlin This is one of the screens in Rose’s tractor, showing data from the planter’s sensors. John Deere Another screen has the geospatial information on it. Jonathan Gitlin No, this isn’t Lee Hutchinson’s latest HOTAS controller for Elite, it’s…


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