Phenotyping is the process of observing the physical characteristics of a plant in order to assess its health. Although a necessary part of crop breeding, it’s also a very tedious and time-consuming task, particularly when you’ve got a whole field full of plants to inspect … it’s just the sort of job that it would be good to get a robot to do. Led by Prof. Stephen P. Long, a team at the University of Illinois has created just such a beast.
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