3D printed Octinion strawberry picking robot can pick one berry every three seconds

3D printed Octinion strawberry picking robot can pick one berry every three seconds

A Belgian engineering company is looking to digitize the way we harvest produce, one strawberry at a time. Heverlee-based startup Octinion recently developed a strawberry-picking robot equipped with machine vision and a 3D printed “hand.” Its advanced computer vision system can determine when a strawberry is ripe and ready to be picked, while the additively manufactured arm delivers damage-free produce – all at a rate similar to human workers. Octinion CEO Tom Coen believes the machine will be the future of strawberry-picking, replacing migrant workers in California and other large berry-growing regions. “Agricultural labor, at this point, is not […]

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