Farmers invented a new way to use robots in weed control. The robot is used to behead weeds quickly. Some farms pick weeds manually to make sure that pesticides do not damage the crops. This robot will help to keep more crops along with making the farmer's job much more manageable.
The computer monitored robots currently work with soybean crops. The farmers are preparing for it to start working with sorghum, cotton, and possibly canola farms. They travel from 1 to 3 mph and are water-resistant, weighing about 200 pounds.
"Our mission was always to get the chemicals out of farming. There is no resistance to the spinning blade," says Clint Brauer, a Kansas farmer and founder of Greenfield Robotics.
The U.S.A is the world's largest user and producer of agricultural pesticides, utilizing 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides in 2016. Robots like these would lead to healthier and safer ways to control weeds.