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Apple harvesting robot plucks a piece of fruit every 7 seconds

An apple-harvesting robot created by Monash University researchers is put through its paces in the field

Like many industries across the world, Australia’s fruit-picking sector has been impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a massive void in the labor market that would normally be filled by backpackers looking to make buck on the road. Local researchers have cooked up a creative partial solution to this problem, developing a fruit-picking robot that can harvest apples from orchards at high speed.

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Category: Robotics, Technology

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