"Immigration policy has left many worried that there simply won’t be enough immigrant workers to meet the demand."

Apple picking robot

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Fri, May 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With a concern that U.S. immigration policies may prevent farmers from hiring fruit pickers, Futurism shows off the apple picking robot by startup Abundant Robotics, a developer of agriculture robots.

This led Abundant Robotics to develop a robot that can, according to CEO and co-founder Dan Steere, identify, pluck, and place apples into a crate with roughly the same accuracy and care as a human. However, unlike a human, a robot doesn’t need to eat or sleep, and it can work at, well, inhuman speeds. In an interview with MIT Technology Review, Steere has even said, “Our commercial system will pick at rates that match crews of tens of people.”

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