DailyDirt: Robots For Farming

Robots are perfect for tedious and boring tasks, and they seem to be well-suited for the repetitive labor of farming. More and more robots are getting into the farming industry, with the potential to displace a lot of human labor. It might take some time before robots are growing a significant portion of our food supply, but farming technology could solve a lot of problems (and create a few more labor problems as well). Here are just a few more farming robots that might take over our farms. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: agriculture, ai, farming, harvest, helicopters, hydroponic, image recognition, lettuce, pesticides, rmax, robots, weeds
Companies: blue river technology, hortiplan


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    PopeRatzo (profile), 13 Jul 2013 @ 4:40am

    reductio ad absurdum ad absurdum

    I hope you don't believe that when physical jobs are "reduced" to information jobs, that there is anything like a one-to-one relationship between the number of jobs before reduction and the number after.

    Nor is there a one-to-one relationship in the wages.

    What you say does not address my concerns about peak labor and the fallacy of "full employment".

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