“The company’s first robot, named Virgo, is designed to pick tomatoes.”

Root AI's agriculture robots

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Sun, Mar 31st, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Not just delegated to working in warehouses, robots are now taking their first steps in picking produce using AI, cameras, and delicate robot "fingers."

The company’s first robot, named Virgo, is designed to pick tomatoes. It has a camera and artificial intelligence software that analyzes whether the tomato is ripe, and an arm with delicate “fingers” that swings out and snags the fruit right off the vine. The machine has been tested at a greenhouse in California, and if everything goes according to plan at Root AI, you might be eating a Virgo-picked cherry tomato sometime next year.

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