Researchers at the moment designing robots for the final advanced achievement of agricultural mechanisation, fruits as well as vegetables predetermined to be for the US fresh market, which strives against mechanisation due to the fact they're sensitive to injury. The robots are designed to handle these delicate crops by incorporating advanced sensors, powerful computing, electronics, computer vision, robotic hardware and algorithms, as well as networking and high precision GPS localisation technologies.
The location is California's Salinas Valley and it's a breezy morning, when a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal gadget over rows of budding lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley unskillful with the software to guarantee the machine was eliminating the right leafy buds. The Lettuce Bot can thin a field of lettuce in the time it takes nearly 20 workers to do the job by hand.