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Robotic weed control

weeding robot vs Anna

The weed population in the garden is in full retreat as we continue to get a handle on the situation.

Bjorn Astrand at Halstad University of Sweden is making some impressive progress with his weed killing robot named Lukas.

Lukas uses on board cameras and image processing software to zero in on its prey. You can tell from the picture that he's built for row crops, which wouldn't cut it around here.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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