The RIPPA (Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application) is coming to a farm near you over the coming months. The aim of RIPPA is to reduce farm input costs such as labour and fertiliser, as well as improve marketable yield of vegetables, by executing on-farm tasks autonomously.

There are a series of field demonstrations lined up in Tasmania and Victoria in April:


Time/date: 9:00–11:00am and 1:00–5:00pm, Thursday 19 April 2018
Location: Hagley Farm School, 2508 Meander Valley Road, Hagley TAS
In conjunction with: TAPG Precision Agriculture Expo


Time/date: 3:00–5:00pm, Tuesday 24 April 2018
Location: Fresh Select, 610 Duncans Road, Werribee VIC
In conjunction with: VegNET (N, W, SE) Future Farming Field Day

Time/date: 1:00–3:00pm, Friday 27 April 2018
Location: Bulmer Farms, 30 Bulmers Rd, Lindenow VIC
In conjunction with: VegNET Gippsland Growers’ Forum

Further events are lined up for south-east Queensland in June.

To find out more about these events or the RIPPA, or to register to attend one of these field demonstrations, please contact:

Carl Larsen
Senior Consultant, RMCG

Salah Sukkarieh
Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Sydney

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 3 April 2018.