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Unread 07-05-2007, 03:57 PM
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Hortibot, the robot that pulls weeds

Hortibot

found this on slashdot, thought you might be interested.

A robot that identifies and removes weeds. The articles boasts that it might reduce herbicide use by up to 75%.

Its pretty cool. Robotics hopefully making the world a gleaner place. Think green!
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Re: Hortibot, the robot that pulls weeds

The Google Video link you posted doesnt work. Here is the news article about it. The Hortibot looks really cool. However, I remember seeing the yellow lawn mower they used before in the news. Not to long ago one tipped and fell down a hill injuring a person (I dont know how severe or if it killed them). It looks cool though. I could see farmers using this in the near future.
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Re: Hortibot, the robot that pulls weeds

gee what a novel drive concept I could have sworn I'd seen it somewhere before

How exactly does it identify weeds? chemically?
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Re: Hortibot, the robot that pulls weeds

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If it's hard to pull out, than it's a weed. If it was easy, it wasn't a weed
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Re: Hortibot, the robot that pulls weeds

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I can see it now...

Lady- Look at what it did to my garden!!!

Salesman- Well, look at the bright side. At least you won't have to worry about any weeds in your rose garden now. :nervous look:
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I can see it now...

Lady- Look at what it did to my garden!!!

Salesman- Well, look at the bright side. At least you won't have to worry about any weeds in your rose garden now. :nervous look:
Doesn't sound like a bad idea at all to get one of them. Next time you weedwack the wrong plants you can just blame the robot!
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