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Bye-bye Mechanized Farming, Welcome to Robotic Farming

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Growing populations around the world mean that farmers have more mouths to feed. In view of this, bringing in autonomous software for farming is greatly improving outputs in farms.

Other challenges, such as labor costs, climate change, and other issues make it necessary to innovate with machine modernization across the agricultural landscapes. Although the move is still not widespread as it is in the West, probably, Asia and Africa will see the need to jump on the bandwagon soon.

In the next few years, robots will be required to shoulder more responsibility than they do now. In some farms, they take much control in working from sunrise through sunset, planting, tending to, and harvesting crops. These are chores that humans were once doing full time. Now, robots are taking over.

One farming expert, Josh Ruiz, said that in the past, labor was relatively cheap when compared to technology. But today, the cost of labor has risen, so technology and labor costs are getting much closer.

Robots Working On The Farm
Robots Working On The Farm

He is responsible for innovation in the farm where he works, and he said he is always interested in bringing tech from other companies and toys with building in-house farm contractions. One problem he said his company has to face is the fact that food consumers are not ready to pay for the increase in food production.

Those who advocate for robotic farming say that increased automation is a step toward improving efficiency while freeing people from monotonous, backbreaking tasks only a few laborers want to do. Today, labor unions in the USA welcome more machines as long as farmworkers benefit as well.

Although robotic farming has been there for decades, plucking away at the work humans can engage in. Machines now do more of milking cows, unearthing vegetables, packaging products faster and much cheaper than humans do. Now that we are in the age of artificial intelligence, robotics and computer vision are enabling mechanisms to do even more work on the farm.

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