These Weed-killing Robots Could Give Big Agrochemical Companies A Run For Their Money



Smart weed-killing robots are here and they have to potential to disrupt the entire pesticide industry. EcoRobotix claims their robot could reduce the use of …

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  1. Having spent many, MANY hours out in my parent's garden, weeding as a kid, this is AWESOME! My only question is how difficult would it be to attach two small arms with rubber tips that could close/pinch and pull the weed out of the ground? This company clearly has already developed the technology to identify the weed and then put the moveable sprayer-device directly above the offending weed. I would think the pincers/grabbers would not be that tough to develop. It would use more electrical power since it would have to expend energy to pinch the grabbers and lift/pull it upward slightly but then even the greenest tree-hugger couldn't complain of using herbicides. Technology is cool!

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