The Crop Phenotyping Robot Assesses Crop Health Effectively

 - Feb 25, 2017
References: news.illinois.edu & newatlas
The use of agricultural robots will likely continue to be a reality in a bid to help further optimize crop production which the Crop Phenotyping Robot identifies perfectly. Being that phenotyping is a tedious albeit necessary task for farmers, the Crop Phenotyping Robot comes as an effective solution to help increase overall efficiency.

Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Illinois led by Professor Stephen P. Long, the Crop Phenotyping Robot works on a semi-autonomous basis to gather phenotypic data from the fields as it navigates the terrain. The team hopes to get the agricultural robots to market by 2021 at a cost of $5,000, which would come as a welcome solution as worldwide crop demands continue to increase.