This year, the various intractable labor issues combined with recent advances in robotics should create an opportunity for more robot farmers. Unlike some of the other business models we have seen recently, farming robots should be a relatively high margin business and should also enable significant cost savings on the part of farm owners. When the robots aren't tending crops they could also be used as scarecrows to fend off pests.
Sharp Robotica has also posted some ideas about building a pepper picking robot.
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