Condobolin High School has received a Digital Farm Hand robot.
The machine is affectionately called “Bob” and will be at the educational facility for the next three terms.
“The robot “BOB” is on loan from Agerris for three terms,” a report in the Condobolin High School Newsletter Term 3 Week 5 explained.
“BOB is a digital farmhand that can be used to complete many on-farm tasks. “BOB” was developed by Agerris through research initially undertaken at the University of Sydney Australian Centre for Field Robotics.
“The students have been learning how to drive “BOB” since the beginning of the term and so far only two buckets have been damaged.
“The students will be learning about the use of technology in agriculture while using “BOB”.
“The Engineers will be involved in weekly video lessons with the students to assist in explaining the technology which is used,” the report concluded.
By Melissa Blewitt.