As the population increasingly moves towards tech jobs, there’s now a shortage of coconut harvesters in India. That’s why scientists there have built a tree-climbing coconut-harvesting robot, that could perhaps someday take up the slack.
In field tests conducted at a coconut farm, the robot successfully climbed trees up to 15.2 m (49.9 ft) in height, with trunk inclinations of up to 30 degrees. Additionally, while human coconut harvesters were found to work faster, Amaran [the robot] could work for longer, potentially making up the difference
But again, I bet this will also bring up the argument of how automation is taking away people’s job.
In this case, I guess not so much, considering there’s already a shortage of human workers.
But I understand that eventually when this scales, I could displace the few human coconut harvesters.