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Nindamani, a prototype weed removal robot that can distinguish weeds from cauliflower crops

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Artificial intelligence is getting down in the weeds. An AI-powered robot that can distinguish weeds from crops and remove them could eventually be used as an alternative to chemical herbicides.

Kevin Patel and Nihar Chaniyara at tech start-up AutoRoboCulture in Gandhinagar, India, have created a prototype device, called Nindamani, specifically for cauliflower crops.

The robot is powered by a pre-existing image-recognition algorithm. The duo trained the AI using more than six hundred images of cauliflower crops, in which the crops and weeds in each image …

Article amended on
1 May 2020

We clarified that the robot may help reduce the use of pesticides such as herbicides.



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