Robots on the farm
"Treebot" was developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. This small bot climbs up trees. It is equipped with grippers that dig into bark and allow the it to wriggle up a tree much like a caterpillar. This thing weighs a tiny bit over two pounds. By using a built in camera it helps farmers and foresters to perform health checks on trees.
According to the inventor, Professor Xu Yangsheng "it can climb different kinds of trees: smooth surface, rough surface, big or small and different directions. Also it can automatically cling to branches so its mobility is good".
Smart technologies and precision is the wave of the future in agriculture