New sloth-like robot to help farmers monitor crops

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As the world population constantly grows, the demand for food grows with it, leaving the agriculture industry the tough challenge of finding new ways to produce and maintain more and more food. A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has been working on one new way to help monitor vast crop fields without needing vast manpower. The idea behind Tarzan is that it will swing from high wires spread across crop fields and it’ll be able to keep an eye on yield development by checking for health and taking pictures, which can be sent back to a farmer far away.…

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