Scientists and engineers at the
University of California, Davis
are testing a
robotic weed killer.
This robotic weed killer is pulled behind a tractor through crop
fields. A video camera is
positioned forward on the robot to scan for and locate weeds by
differentiating the good
plants from the bad. The robot then sprays herbicides on the weeds it
finds via little
needle sprayers without harming the cash crop. This saves the backs of
and is a cool way to get rid of weeds. I think I need one for my yard!
Other Robot Weed Killer news to peruse:
Another SacBee article with Pictures,
Mechanical Weed Control.
I want a robot that has it all in one: a lawn mower, edger a weed
finder and sprayer, and fertilizer. Why not throw in waterer and
aerator and bug
killer. Of course it will be so heavy that it will mash all my grass
so I guess it will have to be an flying UAV. And, not asking too much
am I, but could it be made for under $100? While we at it, could
it go bring in the mail too without tracking in the grass? :-) But
really it would be cool to have a robotic lawn mower and weed killer.