Robotics could reduce apple harvest costs 80%

09/09/2013 10:55:00 AM
Tom Karst

Karkee believes the robotic system should save up to 90% of the labor currently used picking fruit, which would be a significant incentive for growers to embrace the technology.

“If we don’t get labor use reduced 50% or 60% off the current level, growers won’t be very interested in it,” he said.

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