USDA to grant $3 Million for robot farmers

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jan 14, 2016.

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    Did you know that the USDA has a "National Robotics Initiative"?
    Last week the USDA announced that NRI is getting $3 million to give in grants to robotics programs around the country to create robot-led agricultural advances. And robotics isn't new trend in agriculture. It has been a huge part of agriculture for years: farms attended entirely by robots, a robot that can herd sheep like a border collie, a robot that can sort two tons of grapes in 12 minutes, and a Roomba-like robot that can distinguish good leaves (lettuce) from bad ones (weeds) and pick the bad ones.
    http://modernfarmer.com/2015/12/usda-robot-farmland-grant/
     

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