VIDEO: Scientists in Indian built a robot that climbs trees to harvest coconuts

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

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Interesting👌
But again, I bet this will also bring up the argument of how automation is taking away people’s job.

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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.

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