Bringing Affordable Robotics To Big Agriculture

Boston-based Harvest Automation has made good on its mission to bring robots into the world of agriculture by introducing Harvey, a bot tasked with the rather modest job of moving plants around in nurseries and greenhouses because people aren’t keen on doing the laborious work.

At a price point of $30k each, two bots would cost the same as three unskilled human laborers who earn about $20k annually not to mention medical bills due to injury. Harvey’s job may not be flashy, but considering the potted plant industry is valued at $50 billion, the bot’s little impact could translate into significant money.

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