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Japan creates 'autonomous farm' run almost entirely by robots

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Bad news for real, human farmers as Japan makes them (mostly) redundant.
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Japanese firm Spread has announced that within two years it is aiming to run the world’s first fully automated and, on the whole, human-free farm.

 

Several media reports across the globe, including on website Gizmodo, suggest Kyoto-based firm Spread is developing plans to run an indoor lettuce production operation which will be operated almost completely by robots.

 

However, the initiative will not sideline real people completely, said Spread company official Koji Morisada.

 

“Seed planting will still be done by people, but the rest of the process, including harvesting, will be done [by industrial robots],” he said.

 

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