Agriculture: New robot for harvesting vegetables

Many years have passed since tractors made a revolution, now it’s the robots’ turn. Technological progress has brought new points from which it can be harvested and hoeed, and autonomous machines have helped in this in recent years. In addition to being helpful and entertaining, these devices can also be turned into tools for performing agricultural work in modern farms. Image

In past centuries, harvesting involved the involvement of every able-bodied person in the village, and the crops were mastered with the help of primitive tools. Scientific and engineering discoveries in the last two hundred years have greatly facilitated and changed that process, and mechanization reduced the need for human labor. This is precisely why there are certain fears that robots and self-driving machines will additionally reduce the need for ordinary workersso experts are trying to explain that old jobs will be replaced by new ones, which means that the tractor driver in this new order could be the manager of the entire fleet of machines, which he would control from a distance with the help of a smartphone.

GRoW is a new robot of this type, a his job is to cruise the greenhouse, scanning the vegetables and selecting the fruits that are ripe for picking. It is controlled through a special app that is installed on a smartphone, so the farmer can adjust the details of which fruits to pick and where the robot should make a cut to harvest the vegetables. Life is more and more like science fiction.

Source: Mashable

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