Harvest CROO Robotics Advancing Rapidly On Robotic Strawberry Harvester
by Kevin Bouffard, The Ledger
Posted: 2018-01-29 09:09:20 EST

DUETTE — You may be eating robot-picked strawberries before you buy your first self-driving car.

“I think the two technologies are competing,” said Manoj Karkee, an associate professor of biological-systems engineering at Washington State University and an authority on automated agricultural systems. “Either one can be here sooner.”

While commercial self-driving vehicles, such as delivery trucks and cabs, might be in widespread use by the early 2020s, he added, consumer acceptance of the technology is probably farther off, maybe 10 years away.

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