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American Robotics launches a self-charging, self-managing drone system for farmers

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Verdancy turns urban decay into profitable farms

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Monash University and Bosch partner to lead advancements in the ag-tech sector

In Australia, a first-of-its-kind ag-tech facility with the vision to innovate new smart farming techniques including automated harvesting and driverless vehicles in response to...

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