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World’s First Robot Farm

Sustainable veggie producer SPREAD is building the world's first farm run entirely by robots at new facility in Kyoto, set to open in 2017.

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Robotic Broccoli Harvesting

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Robots could be used to help harvest broccoli, according to researchers in the UK. The team is testing whether 3D cameras can be used to identify and select when broccoli is ready for harvesting. This key step in the development of a fully automatic robotic harvesting …

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Project Using Drones to Assess Farmland Wins $100K

(From left) MIT $100K co-director Marc Chalifoux; RaptorMaps team members Eddie Obropta, Nikhil Vadhavkar, and Forrest Meyen; event host Krisztina Holly; and MIT $100K co-director Jacob Auchincloss. (Photo credit: MIT $100K)

A new project at MIT will use drones to monitor crops. Known as RaptorMaps, the project involves flying drones over farmland collecting images to track crop health and hopefully boost yields. “We are making drones to feed the world,” said Forrest Meyen, a PhD student in …

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