Robotics and AI have already begun to shape humanity, and even one of man’s oldest industries, agriculture, is now being affected. What problems do farmers typically face, what robotic and AI solutions are currently under development, and how will they change agriculture in the future?
Everything in civilization started when humanity first discovered agriculture. The creation of settlements also saw humans move away from their nomadic days, and this allowed for proper planning of food and supplies.
The Ecorobotix is an example of a robotic system that is designed to minimize the usage of herbicides used by farmers. The drone is automated, solar-powered, and uses visual technology to identify individual weeds. Once identified, herbicides are directed towards the weed, instead of dusting the entire crop, and not only does this improve environmental safety, it also uses up to 90% less herbicide, thus making it 30% cheaper than traditional treatments.