April 28, 2017

"Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States."

seattle times: That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market. By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS via AP

'The robotic pickers don’t get tired and can work 24 hours a day.

'“Human pickers are getting scarce,” said Gad Kober, a co-founder of Israel-based FFRobotics. “Young people do not want to work in farms, and elderly pickers are slowly retiring.”'

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