Robots revolutionizing fruit and veggie production
July 15 , 2013
Engineers have proven that a machine can "thin" a field of lettuce in the same amount of time that 20 workers would take to finish the job. Researchers are now working on such robots for delicate crops by integrating advanced sensors, high precision and all the things that are required by machines to accurately finish their jobs.
Fruits and vegetables have been planted for a century in America's Salad Bowl and such machines could prove to be a revolution in this region. There are so many advantages associated with it - reduced costs, increase in quality and consistent products. However, such robots won't be available for at least a couple of years from now. There have also been some worries regarding the clumsiness of these machines but efforts are being made to make them as efficient as possible.