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Strawberry Fields Forever; Is a Higher Minimum Wage Really the Answer? To What?

by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis

Japan Times reports the Latest Robot can Pick Strawberry Fields Forever

Fruits of ingenuity: Agricultural machinery maker Shibuya Seiki and the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization demonstrate a robot that can pick ripe strawberries at the annual Auto-ID and Communication Expo at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center Wednesday. | AFP-JIJI

The device, unveiled Wednesday, can pick a piece of fruit every eight seconds by using three cameras to determine which strawberries are ready to pick. A mechanized arm then darts out to snip each one free and place it into its basket.

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