Traditionally planes dump gallons of pesticides on sizable crop fields to destroy weeds, however these agriculture-assisting robots create a more precise technique that identifies and targets unwanted botanic growths and minimizes the impact of pesticides on the surrounding biosphere.
The agriculture-assisting robots are towed behind a tractor and utilize camera units, equipped with technology that automatically detects, targets and destroy weeds. John Deere -- an household name in the farming industry, has invested $305 million in a startup company with this efficient solution, Blue River Technology.
The enthusiasms for such technological enhancements to farming culture is a strong example of how the agricultural industry has come to adapt to tech machinery and how precision farming methods are developed. It not only benefits the farmer and the consumer, but also the environment.
Image Credit: Blue River Technology and John Deere