It is essential that growers and tech developers work together. To take the final steps in developing a robot that can pick, count, detect and predict.
Technology is going to play an even bigger role in greenhouse horticulture of the future. We must bear in mind that the focus here should not be on the technology but rather on the people involved.
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.
This is how we can work together to ensure even better applications of technology for tomorrow.
The introduction of robots in horticulture is much more than a technical development. The whole production system goes upside down, Colinda de Beer argues.