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Who Needs Humans?
08-10-2011, 11:54 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-26-2011, 01:28 PM by JazzRoc.)
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RE: Who Needs Humans?
I think there's a great need for robot pickers/harvesters.
Picture this...
Occupying a rolling countryside you see "meadows", "woods", and narrow pathways as far as the eye can see. But this countryside is a PERMACULTURE and comprises plant guilds of mostly "useful" plants from a human point-of-view, while maintaining and supporting wildlife migratory routes.
Dotted throughout, equispaced, are lightweight lattice towers supporting photovoltaic arrays aligned with the sun.
At night these towers fold down their arrays and begin to move, using insect-like legs with paw-like feet, and pick produce/plant seedling/harvest/maintain beehives, etc. They pick the fruit/root/tuber that which has reached the requisite stage of ripeness, and pack it into bags, replanting where necessary.
A collection/dispatch robot scuttles up just before dawn to remove the produce, restock the bags, supply seedlings, etc. Then the picker picks a spot to catch the sun and adjusts its aerial. Etc.
This system (under radio control by computer based at the road depot at all times) allows high efficiency and quick and variable response at minimal cost, with less reliance on refrigeration. The crop is harvested on an INDIVIDUAL basis, assessed by the "rules" of the picker, which uses a burst of illumination, a quick "scan", and some "fuzzy logic".
Being permaculture, there is no necessity for involvement with "agrichemistry" or other "biocrap".
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Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 07-18-2011, 04:05 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - zapoper - 07-18-2011, 09:50 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 07-19-2011, 01:54 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Cheng - 07-18-2011, 05:31 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Deathaniel - 07-18-2011, 06:27 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Cheng - 07-18-2011, 07:32 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Bull Medicine - 07-25-2011, 08:18 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Deathaniel - 07-25-2011, 05:26 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Deathaniel - 07-19-2011, 06:12 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 07-19-2011, 06:52 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - zapoper - 07-19-2011, 08:04 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - JazzRoc - 07-22-2011, 02:31 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - rsol - 07-22-2011, 02:36 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - JazzRoc - 07-22-2011, 04:19 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - macfadden - 12-02-2012, 03:48 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 12-02-2012, 04:18 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - FastTadpole - 08-08-2011, 11:33 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - JazzRoc - 08-10-2011, 11:54 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 08-14-2011, 06:25 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 08-29-2011, 04:33 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - JazzRoc - 11-14-2011, 08:55 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 07-18-2012, 06:55 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 12-02-2012, 02:54 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 12-22-2012, 04:50 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Watchdog - 12-24-2012, 12:35 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 06-17-2013, 02:49 PM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 11-02-2013, 02:35 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - Watchdog - 11-02-2013, 03:12 AM
RE: Who Needs Humans? - R.R - 11-02-2013, 03:15 AM

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