This is what researchers say
28 August, 2018
Mechanical autonomy specialists at the University of Essex are building up a robot to supplant human strawberry pickers.
It is assessed that 20 for every penny of delicate natural products are not being picked the nation over in light of the fact that homesteads are attempting to discover specialists because of Brexit.
Specialists trust that this will decline promote when Britain leaves the EU, which has prompted ranches searching for interchange answers for gather crops.
However, researchers say that building a machine that mimics human strawberry pickers is troublesome because of their diverse shapes and sizes.
Dr Vishuu Mohan a software engineering and building instructor who is driving the venture, stated: “The challenge is that no two berries are the same – they come in different shapes, sizes, order of ripeness and many are hidden in the foliage.
“Also the environment keeps changing constantly – sunny, windy, rainy – in contrast to a typical industrial environment.
“Hence, dextrous manipulation in unstructured environments is a big challenge for robotics today.”
A model of the robot is relied upon to be prepared inside a couple of months and it is required to have the capacity to pick low hanging strawberries.
The interest for strawberries has soar in the course of the most recent 22 years with Britons devouring 101,000 tons yearly-up from 67,000 out of 1996.
In 2015, the delicate natural product industry utilized 29,000 regular specialists.