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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Apr 27, 2021 1:09 PM CST
Autonomous Weeder robot uses lasers to take out 100,000 plants an hour!
The fully autonomous machine runs on diesel and can operate around the clock, covering 15 to 20 acres (6 to 8 ha) per day, while its lasers leave the surrounding soil undisturbed to preserve its microbiology. The company bills its Autonomous Weeder as an economical solution to improving crop yields, especially for organic growers and those adopting regenerative farming practices to ensure the long-term health of their soil.

Carbon Robotics has been developing and beta testing its weed-killing robots since 2018 with the help of farmers, and has already sold out of its 2021 models, though pre-orders are now open for the 2022 line.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Apr 27, 2021 8:48 PM CST
Could use a mini one to do the lawn.
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Apr 28, 2021 12:26 AM CST
If it works so well why haven't John Deere, CNH or Agco, the three largest agri machinery companies in the world, bought them out? CNH bought Braud (and overpaid for it handsomely to beat Agco) the instant they came up with a semi-workable grape harvester.
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