Send in the robots to pick the ripest fruit
Robotics researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University have received a $1.3 million grant to develop intelligent sensing and manipulation algorithms for robots that can zone in on the highest value crops to pick. The project is part of "cRops" (Clever Robots for Crops), a European Union Seventh Framework program. cRops will develop the scientific know-how and several prototype systems to harvest greenhouse peppers, orchard fruits and premium wine grapes.
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