Robots are already being used to automate a variety of tasks for farmers. Octinion’s fully autonomous strawberry picking robot is capable of picking strawberries without bruising them. The robot used 3D vision to detect ripe strawberries. It uses a soft touch gripper to avoid damaging the strawberries.
This machine is capable of picking one strawberry every 3 seconds. Picking can be done based on based on strawberry characteristics.