Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Robotic Harvest Gets Major Push

Picture a swarm of tiny robots moving down rows of cotton, mechanical spider arms plucking multiple bolls each second and depositing fiber into holding containers. Ginning begins immediately in the containers, and the bots move on to more plants.

 

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