$50,000 strawberry-picking robot to go on sale in Japan
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What could be more blissful than lying back on your picnic blanket while a robot picks perfectly ripe strawberries for you?
Yes, we all share this arcadian dream. Sadly, it comes with a $50,000 price tag.
That’s roughly how much a new strawberry-picking robot will cost when it goes on sale in Japan early next year, so start saving now.
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The machine moves on rails in a greenhouse. It has a 3D stereo camera system to image the berries and judge which ones are ripe according to color.
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