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Agriculture-Assisting Robots

Blue River Technology's System Spots and Kills Weeds with Precision

— February 2, 2018 — Eco
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
Trend Themes
1. Precision Farming Methods - Using agriculture-assisting robots with camera units can revolutionize weed management and reduce the reliance on pesticides.
2. Tech Machinery in Agriculture - The integration of robotics and automation in farming practices is transforming the industry and increasing efficiency.
3. Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture - Agriculture-assisting robots offer a more eco-friendly approach to weed control, minimizing the impact of pesticides on the surrounding biosphere.
Industry Implications
1. Farming Industry - Agriculture-assisting robots have the potential to disrupt traditional farming practices and improve overall productivity.
2. Robotics Industry - The development of advanced camera units and detection technology for agriculture-assisting robots presents an opportunity for innovative solutions in the robotics industry.
3. Precision Agriculture Industry - The adoption of precision farming methods, facilitated by agriculture-assisting robots, opens up new possibilities for software, data analytics, and IoT technologies.
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