Simeon Adebola from the University of California and his colleagues have developed an autonomous field called AlphaGarden, where different types of plants are grown. In this field, researchers are now testing whether robots can do as well as six horticulturalists with 10 years of experience.

The plots cultivated by both robots and humans contained eight different common edible vegetables such as kale, Swiss chard and radish. As a result of the tests, it turned out that both robot and human fields yielded the same amount of crops, but the robots equipped with artificial intelligence used as much as 40 percent less water.

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Source: The New Scientist