SENSORS, ROBOTICS, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AGRICULTURE
By: Forbes Contributor: Jennifer Kite-Powell “Dantes
We need new ways to grow foods that are smarter and helps regulate our use of land, water and energy in order to feed the planet and avoid a global food crisis.
The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. China and India, the two largest countries in the world, have populations totaling around one billion. In four years, by 2022, India is predicted to have the largest population in the world, surpassing China.
In a new initiative called FarmView, researchers are working to combine sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence to create a fleet of mobile field robots they hope will improve plant breeding and crop-management practices.