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Semi-Autonomous Scoping Study

Automated shearing technology has been of widespread interest to wool growers since the 1990s when technological feasibility was first demonstrated. Despite its potential, autonomous or semi-autonomous shearing has not been translated into a commercially viable product.

This investment will utilise experimental analysis and industry consultation to develop a principled understanding of the technical challenges pertinent to the development of semi-autonomous robotic shearing systems. The outcomes will provide guidance to the strategic investment decision of the wool industry.

Project date

3 Apr 2018-1 Mar 2019

Principal investigator

Robert Fitch

Project led by

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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