Goodbye Migrant Farm Workers, Hello FarmBot, The Fully-Automated Agricultural Robot

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in Tech


I don't hate this idea, but one can only assume the hefty price tag the first few generations of FarmBot is going to cost. At least all those years playing FarmVille might payoff after all. 
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Male 1,377
yep the robots are coming.  They already harvest almonds this way....no workers, just a giant tree shaking machine
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Male 20,827
spanz I'm going to look for that video -- it's out there.
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Male 1,114
If this automation keeps up, we won't need to build the wall.  All the jobs they come over for are going to robots anyway.
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Male 542
Left out in the rain/dry, then sun/wind. You'd be lucky if this thing lasted a year or two. For those of you've who have never laid irrigation, the power of the sun really can't be overstated in how damaging it is to small plastic parts. 12 separate electrical connections, 3 gas and liquid lines? That's just so many things to go wrong in a dirty real world enviroment
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Male 20,827
thething911 That's what I thought -- that kind of sensitive hardware won't last long in the elements. 
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Male 1,436
Does it have a marijuana setting?
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Male 20,827
squidbush You just blew my mind. That's what this device is intended for.
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Male 1,436
and for 5000 Farmbucks you can get the gold plated edition.
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Male 337
$2600.00...Holy mackerel!

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Male 4,430
As long as it doesn't have a squirrel sensor, I am onboard with this new technology.

UPDATE: Just looked up the price of the FarmBot. $2,600. *gasp* 
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Male 337
Wow!  What a 27 piece screwdriver.  Definitely a product for the Sharper Image catalogue.  This is better.
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Male 8,435
mentott510 One of my favorite movies!  One of the few that got it right that you can't hear an explosion in space.
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Male 5,773
mentott510 Silent Running Great Movie. Lucas got the idea for R2 from here
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Male 3,114
What a waste of money, energy and materials.
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