Miniature robots could cut pesticide use on farms in future

Signal of change / Miniature robots could cut pesticide use on farms in future

By Simon Billing / 17 Nov 2017

Another example of robots and pesticide use. This is moving quickly now.

Miniature robots could cut pesticide use on farms in future

Miniature robot farmers may be the answer to concerns over chemical use on farms and cutting down on food waste, as well as easing labour shortages, academic farming experts have said. The drawback is that the machines in question, while developed in laboratories to an advanced stage, are not yet commercially available in the UK.



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