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INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?!

Posted By Inhabitat On August 21, 2014 @ 3:30 pm In Gardening,Reader Submitted Content,Sustainable Food | No Comments

Robots Future of Farming [1]

The world’s population is increasing by leaps and bounds, and it’s estimated that by the year 2050, farms will need to produce around 1,200,000,000 tonnes of food [2] in order to keep everyone fed. This will require a tremendous amount of work, and new robotic technologies [3]are being developed to ensure that demands will be met [4], as these robots can plant and harvest with much greater precision and efficiency than human workers. Is removing the human element in the farming industry the best way to maximize production and efficiency? Will lightweight robotic machines [5]really enable us to cut down on pesticide use [6], soil erosion, and seedling damage? Or will they eliminate countless tasks that would otherwise provide our growing population with employment opportunities? What do you think?

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/08/Robots-Future-of-Farming.jpg

[2] tonnes of food: http://inhabitat.com/benefits-of-organic-food-go-beyond-vitamins-and-minerals/

[3] new robotic technologies : http://inhabitat.com/german-researchers-create-a-robo-ape-for-work-in-space/

[4] ensure that demands will be met: http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-indoor-farm-produces-10000-heads-of-lettuce-a-day-in-japan/

[5] robotic machines : http://inhabitat.com/gasbot-methane-sniffing-robot-can-detect-and-collect-rogue-methane-from-landfills/

[6] cut down on pesticide use: http://inhabitat.com/new-harvard-study-reveals-link-between-bee-colony-collapse-disorder-and-neonicotinoid-pesticides/

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