Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Australian of the Year

Nominee

2019 NSW Australian of the Year Nominee

Professor Salah Sukkarieh

State: New South Wales

Professor Salah Sukkarieh is helping to transform the future of farming, finding more efficient and sustainable ways to monitor and grow crops and animals, and strengthen global food security. Using robotics and intelligent systems, Salah is helping farmers tackle one of humanity’s biggest challenges: Sustainably feeding the planet.

Professor Salah Sukkarieh is helping to transform the future of farming, finding new, efficient and sustainable ways for Australian farmers to grow their crops and animals, strengthen global food security, and better the environment.

As Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, Salah's internationally-renowned work is helping to make Australia a world-leader in intelligent farm systems. Heading a team of researchers and engineers, Salah is deploying drones and self driving farmbots that can collect data,heard animals, undertake precision seeding, intelligent spraying and chemical free weeding

Salah uses his research to support both large and small-holder farmers; reducing their costs, increasing their yield, and improving their quality of life.He is also developing digital STEM tools for rural schools and developing countries, to help close the digital divide.

Using robotics and intelligent systems, Salah is giving farmers the tools and solutions they need to face one of humanity's biggest challenges:sustainably feeding the planet.

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