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Robot For Intelligent Perception And Precision Application (RIPPA) is a farm robot that exterminates pests and weeds. Designed to be powered entirely by sunlight where it has a hood covered by solar panels; under which its inner workings and equipment are found.


Created by the University of Sydney; robotics specialists from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR).  The team are currently conducting on-farm trials of RIPPA across Australia.


Mechanical pest control is extremely effective and sustainable as it can potentially eliminate the use of pesticides.