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.”'