Latest in Agricultural robot

Image credit:

Vision Robotics' agricultural scout robot, coming soon to a farm near you

Cyrus Farivar
10.04.06
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Here at Engadget, it's a safe bet to say that we've never met a robot we didn't like. Still, people who work as farmhands may not take too kindly to this concept for an agricultural droid from Vision Robotics. The idea is that a scout robot would use vision and mapping technology to determine what areas of an orchard need to be harvested, and then would deploy itself, or possibly a team of "harvester" robots to bring home a basket of delicious goodies. It's similar to a tomato-picking bot we spotted nearly two years ago, but we're guessing that the mapping aspect makes this new one a bit different. From what we can tell, these bots are still in the lab, if not on the drawing board, but a recent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office shows some promise. If the scout robot gets approved or someone spots it roaming the Central Valley of California or the Yakima Valley of Washington, we'll let you know. Cyber house rules, indeed.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

View
First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

View
Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

View
'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr