The RIPPA (Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application) is shown here in action weeding and spraying a lettuce crop in Australia. The University of Sydney team who invented the solar-powered machine, which already carries a trademark, are working on perfecting the system for multiple applications.
James joined the Industrial Vehicle Technology International team in 2017. Previously he was Assistant Editor on an engineering title for several years and has worked for various other trade magazines before that. James is happily married and has a young daughter who keeps him busy.