Cauliflower Harvesting Robot Scares Children

cauliflowerCreepier than a human like robot in an uncanny valley is the robot that is being trained to harvest cauliflower.

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed an infravision system which should allow them to see through all the leaves and greenery and harvest cauliflower with a robot easily.

NPL is working with KMS Projects and Vegetable Harvesting Systems (VHS) to develop this project.  The project came about after a study of farmers indicated that up to 60% of certain crops are wasted each year, causing farmers to lose money.  Part of this is due to a loss of migrant workers.

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