Agricultural Robots Face The Next Frontier: Harvest

A key challenge for companies developing robotic systems for harvesting fruits and vegetables is making them cost-effective, says Anthony Stentz, director of the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
“As a research community, we’re still in the proof-of-concept stage,” Mr. Stentz says. He estimates it could be about 10 years before any robotic harvesting techniques are widely adopted for fruits or vegetables.