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Feeding the World Robotically

Food Fights The world is on a collision course pitting a growing population against dwindling food supplies.  It's an untenable equation.  By 2050, there will be 10 billion people on earth.  To feed them, 70% more food will need to be produced from the same land currently farmed.  The need for autonomous, high precision, high yield robot hands on the farm has never been more urgent. British Robots on the Farm - Earth Rovers & No Hands Hectare Farm There are two fascinating robotic farm programs underway in the United Kingdom.  One is a startup company called Earth Rover. The company's developing autonomous farming robots based on the same technology as in the ExoMars Rover.  The other program is the world's first, successful all robotic farm....the creation of roboticists and researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, UK. Farming, Space Tech and Robots Coming Together ExoMars is a solar powered, robotic rover that will be launched to Mars in 2020, a