Lack of both manpower and knowledge about cultivation are forcing horticulturalists to consider hands-free and robotic cultivation of crops. However, they'll have to work together more effectively.
In the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, real growers take on AI models. The competition provides important insights for the future of greenhouse farming, writes Colinda de Beer.
The introduction of robots in horticulture is much more than a technical development. The whole production system goes upside down, Colinda de Beer argues.
In the near future, there will be vegetable varieties that picking robots can harvest more easily. Colinda de Beer predicts it will be a case of 'Crops for robots' instead of 'Robots for crops.'
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