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Robots lend farmers a hand

Due to mechanisation, agricultural work has become more monotonous and difficult. Fewer and fewer people are prepared to put up with the poor working conditions. Wageningen researchers are developing robots that can do agricultural work, such as weeding, harvesting, and packing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thanks to cameras and sensors, these motorised robot platforms and hands are more precise than human beings. What do you think about this development?