Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology – ABC News

Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England’s Hampshire countryside. Methodically inspecting Butler’s winter wheat crop for weeds and pests, the laborer doesn’t complain or even break a sweat. That’s because it’s a…

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Robots to make robots at ABB’s new $150 million factory in China

FILE PHOTO: Humanoid robot YuMi conducts the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra performing a concert alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (unseen) at the Verdi Theatre in Pisa, Italy September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Robots will make robots at a new ABB (ABBN.S) factory in China, which the Swiss engineering group said on Saturday…

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