Robots – to Pick Strawberries?
Scientists are working on robots that can pick strawberries. Imagine what a large field of strawberry plants would look like with a machine, rather than people, picking the berries. This could be helpful for berry farms that have a hard time hiring enough people to pick the strawberries when they are ripe. But it can also cause challenges. Can you think of some ways that robots would have a harder time picking strawberries than humans do?
Check out two different types of strawberry-picking robots in these videos: