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Robots with hoes show farmers possible future of weed control - Austin Daily Herald

Summary by Austin Daily Herald
By Dan Gunderson In a sugar beet field a few miles east of Moorhead, small four-wheeled robots are rolling up and down the rows of beets. Powered by a solar panel, the robots use cameras to spot weeds and then guide sharp-edged hoes to scoop the weeds out of the ground. This is the first year Redmond, Wash.-based Aigen has deployed the robot weeders. “What we’re doing is using a method that’s been used for thousands of years” said Aigen field op…

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