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intelligent robot strawberry farmers | farming futures

dogtooth technologies, a start-up company based near cambridge, is developing autonomous robots designed to harvest soft fruits such as strawberries. (the engineer)the company tested its first prototype robot in the field in the summer of 2016, and is already working on an improved version. five of these second generation robots are due to be operating on a farm this summer.now, in an epsrc-funded project, known as vesca, the company is working with researchers at the national institute of agricultural botany in cambridge to develop advanced computer vision and motion planning systems, to enable the robots to more efficiently locate fruit and determine their quality and suitability for pickin...