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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Solar powered robot to help farmers work in the fields

Researchers from the University of Sydney made robot that called Ladybird, able to move with the solar energy. Ladybird has solar panels that wrap the body for the conversion of sunlight radiation into electrical energy.
Ladybird, a solar-powered robot could help farm hands. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1iZ8uUC)
As reported by Ubergizmo on Tuesday, 1 July 2014, this robot project reportedly spend the funds of U.S. $1 million and initiated by researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia. Researchers claimed that Ladybird can help farmers work the fields or farms. 

Ladybird can also monitor and assist the cultivation of vegetable crops. Larger-sized robot is also able to handle the movement itself and supported by laser technology.

The main task of this robot is to take various types of information on agriculture. Ladybird has the sensors that allow it to detect the growth of vegetables and species of mites. The robot also has a sleeve that help remove weeds as needed. Robot arm can also function to harvest the crop. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | UBERGIZMO]
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