Robot ‘duck’ keeps weeds out of rice paddies
For rice farmers, ducks have been a viable way to keep their crops healthy — they destroy weeds, eat bugs and fertilize crops without using harmful chemicals.
And now, a Nissan technician might have an alternative when fowl isn’t an option. A robot ‘duck’ that roams rice paddies, muddying the water to prevent weeds from getting enough sunlight to grow. It’s a personal project, realized with GPS, a WiFi connection and solar power to minimize its environmental impact.
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