Here’s some interesting news from researchers at MIT developing robot “Garden” automation. I have to speculate on how “effective” this would be but I imagine it will be highly effective than not.
From the looks, it seems they’ve put a webcam, servo motor, and other goodies for plants in the project. This might be a sign that robot farming may not be too far from reality.
Heck, I’d like to purchase one of these robotic garden kits at Wal-Mart and grow my own “automated” farm with ability to expand to as many acres as you want.
Then all you’d have to do is buy some land and these extensible robotic garden kits.
Okay, enough of me rambling for the day, read on.
The machines are networked and communicate in real time. The project was put together by Nikolaus Correll, a postdoctoral assistant working in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, with the aim of getting a similar system to someday work on a large, economically viable scale.