Japanese Firm to Open World’s First Robot-Run Farm

Posted on Feb 3 2016 - 8:02pm by UOG

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One Japanese company is about to open up a “robot farm”, the first of it’s kind in the entire world.   The plan is that the robots will carry out all but just one task needed to grow tens of thousands of plants each and every day.  Starting in mid 2017, robots will do everything from watering, thinning, and harvesting lettuce.  The farm should produce nearly 21,000 – 50,000 lettuces a day!

“The seeds will still be planted by humans, but every other step, from the transplanting of young seedlings to larger spaces as they grow to harvesting the lettuces, will be done automatically,” said JJ Price, Spread’s global marketing manager.”

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