Why Georgia Tech Built a Tarzan Robot That Swings Around on Wires

When you've got a crop full of plants growing in a field, inspecting each and every one of them can be very monotonous work. That's why scientists are working on plant-inspecting robots, that perform the task autonomously. Most of those 'bots are wheeled, however, meaning that they could get stuck or fall over plus they might get in the way of other machinery. With that in mind, scientists from Georgia Tech have created a prototype robot that swings over the plants like a monkey. It's called Tarzan... Continue Reading Swingin' robot made to watch crops from above Category: Robotics Tags: Agriculture Biomimicry Georgia Tech Related Articles: Phenocart puts plant health-monitoring on wheels SwagBot farming robot rolls through streams and rounds up cattle Parrot's multispectral crop monitoring sensor can be retrofitted to existing drones

Why Georgia Tech Built a Tarzan Robot That Swings Around on Wires

The creators of Tarzan the robot explain how it works and its potential applications

Thu 20 Apr 17 from IEEE Spectrum

Swingin' robot made to watch crops from above

When you've got a crop full of plants growing in a field, inspecting each and every one of them can be very monotonous work. That's why scientists are working on plant-inspecting robots, ...

Mon 17 Apr 17 from Gizmag

Tarzan-inspired Robot Swings Like a Champion

As robots take on greater roles in society, one simple question remains without a satisfying answer: How are they going to move around? Researchers have devised robots that run, walk, roll, ...

Thu 13 Apr 17 from Discover Magazine

This Robot Will Swing Over Crops Like Tarzan

Researchers actually modeled this plant-watching robot after sloths.

Tue 11 Apr 17 from MIT Technology Review

Meet Tarzan - the robot designed to monitor crops

How a robot designed to swing between cables could help farmers monitor crops.

Mon 17 Apr 17 from BBC Technology

Tarzan the swinging robot could be the future of farming

Some farmers already use drones to monitor their crops, but a team of researchers from Georgia Tech have created a far more interesting alternative. Instead of designing yet another ...

Wed 12 Apr 17 from Engadget

Swinging robot inspired by sloths could help future farmers

Over 7 billion people live on Earth, which means feeding our growing population will require us to produce food more efficiently than we are now. Could Robots could help us ramp up food production? ...

Mon 17 Apr 17 from Inhabitat

Video of the week: Tarzan the farming robot

Georgia Tech team develops swinging robot to monitor crops World population growth may have halved since its peak in the 1960s, but the number of people in the world is still increasing and ...

Thu 13 Apr 17 from The Engineer

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