TerraSentia, one of the smallest agricultural robots on the market, is all the rage in the US. At 12.5 inches in width and about the same in height, this 30-pound robot moves easily between rows of different crops. Its mission? To collect data at an early stage, making it possible to select the crops which have the best future on the markets. TerraSentia collects data for predictive purposes. Thanks to the robot’s learning capabilities, scientists can measure the influence of hundreds or even thousands of factors on the future characteristics of plants, just as doctors use genetic tests to assess the probability of patients developing breast cancer or type-2 diabetes.
Source: New York Times