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Russia: Pro-TRACTOR! Dodging cows and measuring meadows, this self-driving tractor is the future of farming02:05

Russia: Pro-TRACTOR! Dodging cows and measuring meadows, this self-driving tractor is the future of farming

Russian Federation, Tatarstan
June 15, 2016 at 23:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's leading software developer Cognitive Technologies launched the first tests of unmanned tractors with computer vision systems in Tatarstan, Wednesday.

The tractors use a digital map of the field to identify posts or stones, with its computer vision system and sensors helping the vehicles to avoid objects in the absence of such a map.

The system reportedly detects objects ranging in size from 10-15 centimetres (3,9-5,9 inches) at a distance of 15-20 meters (49-65 feet).

The technology is set to increase the profitability of Russian farms primarily because such equipment can work all day and night and in the dark if necessary.

Russia: Pro-TRACTOR! Dodging cows and measuring meadows, this self-driving tractor is the future of farming02:05
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Russia's leading software developer Cognitive Technologies launched the first tests of unmanned tractors with computer vision systems in Tatarstan, Wednesday.

The tractors use a digital map of the field to identify posts or stones, with its computer vision system and sensors helping the vehicles to avoid objects in the absence of such a map.

The system reportedly detects objects ranging in size from 10-15 centimetres (3,9-5,9 inches) at a distance of 15-20 meters (49-65 feet).

The technology is set to increase the profitability of Russian farms primarily because such equipment can work all day and night and in the dark if necessary.

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