Meet the world’s first raspberry-picking robot!
As labor shortage issues continue across the ag sector, some operations are turning to robots to do the work.
This is the world’s first raspberry-picking robot. The $2.5 million machine was developed in Britain to make up for a lack of seasonal workers. It has four arms that simultaneously pick berries 24 hours a day, harvesting a kilogram an hour.
It was created by Fieldwork Robotics. The company says it was challenging to create a technology that was able to apply just the right amount of pressure to get the raspberries off the stem without damaging them.