Posted by smallpond in Tech (edited by a moderator )

In 2021, Carbon Robotics unveiled the third-generation of its Autonomous Weeder, a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then destroys them with high-power lasers. The company now has taken the technology from that robot and built a pull-behind LaserWeeder— and it kills twice as many weeds.



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Zenen wrote

I like it! I hope it doesn't cause some 21st century version of the Dust Bowl though


podnas wrote

Dust bowl was caused by severe over farming not from killing weeds!


Zenen wrote

It was caused by farmers using unnatural and extractive resource management. Not saying this is the same deal, just considering that we don't know how ~lasers~ might affect the soil & ecosystems. Hopefully it doesn't and we learned from our past!