The agricultural labor conundrum

Instead of worrying so much about robots taking away jobs, maybe we should worry more about wages being too low for robots to even get a chance. Seasonal labor for harvesting agricultural products, p...
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From the Greenhouse to the Fields, with David Dorhout

Link to audio file (27:16) In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with David Dorhout from Iowa State University about his Agricultural Robots that include Prospero the robot farmer and Aquarius the g...
15 November 2013, by

Blue River Technology, with Jorge Heraud

Link to audio file (31:48) In this episode Sabine Hauert speaks with Jorge Heraud, CEO of California-based startup Blue River Technology which brings together computer vision and robotics to auto...
03 November 2013, by

FutureDairy, with Kendra Kerrisk

Link to audio file (38:51) FutureDairy is an R&D development program to help Australian dairy farmers manage the challenges they are likely to face during the next 20 years. In this episode, Ron ...
18 October 2013, by

Exoskeleton designed to assist agricultural workers and gardeners

“The Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology has developed an agriculture robot suit designed specifically to help out with tough agricultural work like pulling radishes because about 40 ...
30 December 2012, by

“Lettuce Bot” rolls through crops, terminates weeds it visually identifies | Singularity Hub

"This agricultural robot is the product of Blue River Technology, an Indiana-based startup founded last year by two Stanford alums. The company looks to disrupt the herbicide industry by using sophist...
19 September 2012, by

Field robotics, with Salah Sukkarieh

Link to audio file (29:22)Link to transcriptIn this episode, we talk to Salah Sukkarieh, Director of Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). He gives us an overview...
10 August 2012, by

Video: new remote sensors from Agri Con at DLG Field Days

See on - Cultibotics Hermann Leithold, product manager for Agri Con, explains the company’s precision technologies at its display at DLG Field Days in Bernburg-Strenzfeld, Germany, held ...
09 July 2012, by

10th annual Field Robot Event underway

This year's Field Robot Event (FRE 2012) began today and runs through Saturday. I will bring together what reports I am able to find once the dust settles, but meanwhile you can view videos from past ...
28 June 2012, by

Nikolaus Correll at TEDx Front Range 2012

  University of Colorado Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll, speaking at TEDx Front Range earlier this year, outlined his vision for transforming agriculture through robotic cultivation. ...
16 June 2012, by



Made in Brazil, with Marcelo Becker and Marcel de Sena Dall’Agnol

Link to audio file (28:29)In today’s show, we take you all the way to Brazil. Marcelo Becker from the University of São Paulo (USP) talks to us about how mobile robots are going to help change ...
04 November 2011, by



Robots Podcast: Harvest automation, with Joe Jones

Link to audio file (26:01)In today’s episode we look at a new market in robotics with huge potential, agriculture. With us, Joe Jones, co-founder of Harvest Automation and father of the Roomba...
14 January 2011, by

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