Robotic strawberry pickers take to the fields

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By Molly Cruse Capital Press

DAVIS, Calif. — Walk into any grocery store this summer, and chances are you will be greeted by rows of perfectly ripe strawberries. Until recently, each of those berries would have been individually hand-picked by legions of farmworkers.

But Kyle Cobb, the co-founder and president of Advanced Farm, is changing that. “In the history of the world, no piece of fresh fruit or veg has been picked by anything but a human hand,” said Cobb.

Cobb started Advanced Farm, an agricultural robotics company based in Davis, Calif., in 2018 along with three other founders: Carl Allendorph, Marc Grossman and Cedric Jeanty….  

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