Prospero The Robot Farmer Plants Seeds

Prospero The Robot Farmer Plants Seeds

Posted On: March 2, 2011
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As humans get even lazier and yet require more food, we are going to need our farm bots to step things up a bit. They are going to have to plant seeds for us. This five-legged machine named Prospero can autonomously navigate in any direction and avoid objects. He senses where seeds have been already planted, so if the robot detects that the ground is in need of a seed, he will dig a hole, drop the seed, move the soil back over the hole and then spray paint the ground to mark it.

He has fertilizers and herbicides on board and he can ‘talk’ (via infrared) to other robots in order to maintain crop-creating efficiency.

[Engadget]