China Moves Closer to Autonomous Farms With 5G Robot
In a greenhouse, a white robot moves in between two rows of leafy greens while data about the plants are gathered and fed back to a control room.
The robot was put to use in east China’s Fujian Province, and unlike many other agricultural robots, this one is 5G-enabled, according to Xinghuanet.com.
That means the real-time picture and video transmission has super low latency, which allows the data gathered from the robot’s various sensors to be analyzed by AI more efficiently, according to its developer.
With a cartoonish look, the robot has a round base with wheels underneath, allowing it to move in all directions. It can be used for automatic inspection and data sampling.
Since 2013, China has been the world’s largest market for industrial robot applications. The country believes robot applications can alleviate the pressure from rising labor costs and build more high-quality development.