A Canadian company is currently testing its new DOT Automated Seeder. It is expected to be doing commercial work on real Farms by 2018.
DOT is a diesel-powered, hydraulically driven platform equipped to carry any implement designed as DOT Ready™. Four lift-points lift the implement directly onto DOT’s U-shaped structure, enabling DOT and the implement to become one unit. DOT then functions as a power platform that is programmed to move and do specific jobs autonomously or by remote control
DOT’s short- and long-range sensors make the power platform more accurate and attentive than any human.