Kubota has partnered with Nvidia to develop highly sophisticated self-driving farm tractors.
The tractors will be equipped with Nvidia graphics processing units and artificial intelligence, coupled with cameras to instantly process collected data.
The farming technology is expected to provide a labor-saving solution that will help address the shortage of workers in Japan's agricultural industry.
Kubota launched the Agrirobo line of tractors in 2017. Although the tractors can run autonomously using radar to ascertain surroundings, they require human supervision and they do not use AI.
The technology developed through the partnership with Nvida looks to attain complete autonomy. To improve safety and functionality, the tractors require high-tech cameras to collect and analyze image data.
Nvidia's GPU and AI will be adopted to minutely analyze weather data and crop conditions.