Robotic Rice Planter

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The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Japan earned “The Robot Award 2008” for its automated rice planter, which can work a field all on its own without the help of humans. As is usually stated, Japan faces a looming labor crisis with its lopsidedly older work force, and automated production is one of the country’s focuses.

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