MiFood's Harvest Robot Plucks Fruits in Europe
The company's robot is already picking strawberries and apples in Spain and Poland
Spanish startup MiFood has developed a robotic system to harvest fruits and more. The system uses a combination of computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify plants ready for harvest, along with an articulating arm with snippers and grippers to pluck them.
The company says its robot systems can help famers overcome labor and environmental issues associated with existing farming methods.
MiFood’s robot is already working on farms in Spain and Poland, harvesting strawberries, grapes and apples.
We talk a lot about the labor issues impacting the restaurant and foodservice industry, but more pressing are the global labor shortages impacting the farm and agriculture sectors. I mean, you can’t really run a restaurant if there is no food to serve. This is where robots like those from Spain’s MiFood can help.