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16 May 2018 | Canada

Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems

In plant nurseries and greenhouses around B.C., there are workers whose job it is to pick up and place potted plants all day long, causing back injuries and lost time at work that may now be eased with robotic inventions.
In the next two months, things will change for three plant nurseries in Abbotsford and Langley that will be using “big top,” an unmanned robotic vehicle developed and manufactured in Burnaby.
Moving plants is big business, according to Afshin Doust, CEO of Advanced Intelligent Systems, the company that spent millions in developing robotic technology that is aiming to automate the work of moving pots.

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