In the past decade, the introduction of cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning and deep learning has transformed the overall process of fruit harvesting. Now, fruit farmers can start to leverage AI for automatic fruit harvesting to avoid any further wastage of seasonal fruits.
The outbreak of the pandemic has drastically affected fruit harvesting with all the restrictions and lockdowns. Flying robots with AI mechanisms can identify the right fruits for harvesting and help in picking them autonomously. These fruit-picking robots can help fruit farmers to save a huge amount of money and reduce fruit wastage per year globally. Flying robots can work throughout the days and nights to pick up only ripe fruits at the right time. The robots provide real-time updates to a central computer on the volume and value of fruit picked while pruning the orchards afterward. Fruit-picking robots leverage AI with computer vision, data fusion, and perception, aeronautical engineering, robotics as well as state-of-the-art flight control for effective flying.
Some industry players are concerned about the possible replacement of human fruit-pickers with robots in automatic fruit harvesting. But the tech companies have ensured that these flying robots are built to work with human employees for a long period of time to boost productivity and earn more revenue than previous years. There is high flexibility for robots in fruit harvesting that enables them to harvest multiple fruits at a time without any overlapping.
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