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‘Ten several years back this was science fiction’: the rise of weedkilling robots | Natural environment

In the corner of an Ohio area, a laser-armed robotic inches through a sea of onions, zapping weeds as it goes.

This industry doesn’t belong to a dystopian future but to Shay Myers, a third-technology farmer whose TikTok posts about farming existence generally go viral.

He commenced using two robots past yr to weed his 12-hectare (30-acre) crop. The robots – which are virtually a few metres lengthy, weigh 4,300kg (9,500lb), and resemble a little auto – clamber gradually across a area, scanning beneath them for weeds which they then target with laser bursts.

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