Thursday, January 28, 2016

Frontiers of Technology: Lettuce raised by robots

Not completely out of human hands:  Although Spread hopes to automate every process, human farmers are still needed to confirm germination.

The world’s first robot-run farm will harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce daily.  (TechInsider, 1/27/2016)
Opening in Japan next year. Don't expect a bunch of humanoid robots to roam the halls, however; the robots look more like conveyor belts with arms. They'll plant seeds, water plants, and trim lettuce heads after harvest in the Kyoto, Japan farm.

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