All-new sweet pepper harvesting tool set to enhance greenhouse farming


Netherlands-based Wageningen University & Research has developed a robot picker prototype called Sweeper. It is the first of its kind that is specially designed to collect sweet peppers. In the future, such machines could help to reduce labor costs in the greenhouse agriculture sector.

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