Heavy Lifting in the Garden?

One word answer – ROBOTS!

The future is here. $30,000 gets you your very own Gort in the Garden.

Harvest Automation is working out new robots that could wipe out an entire category of agricultural labor. These babies pick up heavy pots and move them around. Plans to make robots that can prune and fertilize plants are in the works.  After that, perhaps a robot that can pick crops.

Click the video arrow to see the robot in action.

 Click the arrow to hear an Public Radio Market Place story about them.

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