The Saskatchewan government is providing 230 thousand dollars to Dot Technology corporation in Emerald Park to support development of robot farming technology.
The funds will be supplied over 2 years to develop and pilot the Dot autonomous power platform.
The system is designed to do various farm tasks like seeding, spraying and harvesting with minimal human supervision.
The minister responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan, Tina Beaudry-Mellor, says the project offers cutting edge, home-grown technology.
The marketing manager for Dot Technology and SeedMaster, Cory Beaujot, says the funds will be used to help develop the computer programming for the autonomous power platform.
He says the company plans to have between 4 and 6 Dot power platforms in the field by this fall for various jobs like spraying, harvest cart operations and winter wheat seeding.