Robot weeds fields

Robot weeds fields: "Weeding is a major problem for ecological growers since it is both expensive and time-consuming... In ecological cultivation, weeding is performed manually... For an ecological grower of beets, weeding can cost about SEK 10,000 per hectare. With robot technology we estimate that these costs can be cut in half. In the long term this technology would also mean major environmental benefits by ultimately replacing chemical herbicides in traditional cultivation."

Eliminating chemical herbicides would be a major benefit.

Here's an article on the same robot, but with coool pictures! Yah!

And here's the WikiCities future wiki on robotics; It also notes that NISTEP thinks agricultural robots will be common around 2013, 2014.

-- Lion
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