The farmhand of the future is a robot in Japan

In conjunction with the meeting of G-7 farm ministers, Japan’s agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama discussed his idea “of replacing retiring growers with Japanese-developed autonomous tractors and backpack-carried robots,” said Bloomberg. It said Japan plans to spend $36 million through March 2017 “to promote farm automation and help develop 20 different types of robots including one… » Read More

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