Robots Replacing Farmers Around the World

Published by , May 22, 2016 9:37 pm

(Farminator) he future of farming is about to change drastically with the rise of robots being used in agricultural work as alternatives to manpower. “Farmbots” are now being used as shepherds in the Australian outback where farmers struggle to monitor livestock frequently enough due to the remote locations of herds, according to the New Scientist.
In February, Japanese company Spread said it would launch the country’s first robot-run farm, to fill labor shortages created by an ageing population. The company insisted that robots will not fully replace people.
“Our new farm could become a model for other farms, but our aim is not to replace human farmers, but to develop a system where humans and machines work together,” JJ Price, the company’s global marketing manager told the Guardian.

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