“The world’s first raspberry-picking robot is attempting to harvest one of the fruits.”



Wed, May 29th, 2019 07:28 by capnasty NEWS

The Guardian looks at a raspberry-picking robot developed by Fieldwork Robotics capable of picking 25,000 raspberries a day—humans can pick 15,000 in an eight hour shift.

Guided by sensors and 3D cameras, its gripper zooms in on ripe fruit using machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence. When operating at full tilt, its developers say the robot’s gripper picks a raspberry in 10 seconds or less and drops it in a tray where the fruit gets sorted by maturity, before being moved into punnets, ready to be transported to supermarkets.



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