Farms Replacing Workers with Robots

posted by Randy Bigley - 

Farming is a big business, generating more than $47 billion in revenue.

With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the companies that own the farms are trying to replace the workers with robots.

In California, workers with hand tools still harvest most of the 200 crops that grow there, but robots are moving in a little bit.

For example, they’ve actually developed a robotic strawberry picker.

The machine moves down each row of plants and automatically grabs and cuts just the berries.

It’s not perfect and more improvements need to be made, but it seems we’re pretty close to having robots harvest our food. (Los Angeles Times)

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