The Rise of Small Farm Robots

Or why the miniaturization of farm machinery will help encourage small, diverse farms.

Brian Halweil
May 17, 2016 · 6 min read
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Inventor and engineer David Dorhout created Prospero to replace large farm machines and, sometimes, farm workers. Courtesy of David Dorhout.
The Rowbot is considerably more nimble than a big farm tractor. It can fertilize, mulch weeds, and sow cover crops on 50 acres a day. And it can work in flocks. Courtesy of Rowbot.
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HelloTractor owners can help offset the cost of their purchase by renting it out via an Uber-like interface.

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