Robotic strawberry harvester being developed

FRESNO, Calif.

Researchers are testing a robotic harvesting machine at the Monterey Bay Academy. The machine uses sensors to choose strawberries of the right color and size. The robotic arms gently pluck the ripe fruit from vines and deposit the berries on a conveyer belt that drops the berries into containers.

The machine remains in the experimental stage.

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