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callum 07-08-2007 05:10 PM

Mexicans being replaced by robots?
 
The Robotic Weed-Puller

Robots that traverse desert race courses or explore distant planets are undoubtedly cool, but ultimately weíre all hoping that engineers donít lose sight of the real goal for such capable machines. We want them to do the stuff we donít want to do. For instance, vacuum and scrub our floors.
Now, though, scientists at Denmarkís Aarhus University are designing a robot to carry out one of the most mundane and annoying outdoor tasks: weeding. The group is modifying an existing lawn-mowing robot, the controversial Spider, so that it can use simple mechanical weeding tools, and even lasers for frying the pesky growths. The new robot, called the Hortibot, would still need someone to operate it, but would be capable of doing the work of ten people. It could also be equipped with micro-sprayers that would drastically cut the amount of chemicals applied to kill the weeds, reducing the potential for environmental damage. Donít go putting one on your birthday list, though. The current price has been reported to be somewhere between $55,000 and $71,000.óGregory Mone

strangeone 07-08-2007 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by callum (Post 203212)
The Robotic Weed-Puller

Robots that traverse desert race courses or explore distant planets are undoubtedly cool, but ultimately weíre all hoping that engineers donít lose sight of the real goal for such capable machines. We want them to do the stuff we donít want to do. For instance, vacuum and scrub our floors.
Now, though, scientists at Denmarkís Aarhus University are designing a robot to carry out one of the most mundane and annoying outdoor tasks: weeding. The group is modifying an existing lawn-mowing robot, the controversial Spider, so that it can use simple mechanical weeding tools, and even lasers for frying the pesky growths. The new robot, called the Hortibot, would still need someone to operate it, but would be capable of doing the work of ten people. It could also be equipped with micro-sprayers that would drastically cut the amount of chemicals applied to kill the weeds, reducing the potential for environmental damage. Donít go putting one on your birthday list, though. The current price has been reported to be somewhere between $55,000 and $71,000.óGregory Mone

First off, lasers to kill weeds...little overkill don't you think? Second, I'm not sure the time I spend a day pulling weeds is worth nearly 4 years of my annual salary.

Stoopid Monkey 07-10-2007 02:50 AM

I think i'll pull a few weeds if it keeps the robots at bay.


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