news    views    podcast    learn    |    about    contribute     republish    

Iowa professor developing robotic weeder | Iowa State Engineering


curated by | December 2, 2014

“Weeding has been a long-standing problem for many years because there is no silver bullet—there are just too many variables. And for organic farmers, their options are very limited. Their options are either chemical, laborious or expen­sive,” says Tang. “My robot design offers the producer a more effective and sustain­able alternative.”

Source: www.engineering.iastate.edu

According to the NYTimes article linked below, Lie Tang hopes to have his weeding robot ready for testing next spring.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/business/working-the-land-and-the-data.html



comments powered by Disqus


Presented work at IROS 2018 (Part 1 of 3)
November 12, 2018

Are you planning to crowdfund your robot startup?

Need help spreading the word?

Join the Robohub crowdfunding page and increase the visibility of your campaign