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Robots Could Solve America's Hunger Crisis

There will be two billion people who will need to be fed in the next 33 years. Robots and high-tech solutions in farming and agriculture are a great demand which organizations should focus on. This fight for hunger should be well organized and given attention for the benefits of humanities in the future. By implementing robots into agriculture, we can accomplish that.

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Robots Could Solve America's Hunger Crisis

There will be two billion people who will need to be fed in the next 33 years. Robots and high-tech solutions in farming and agriculture are a great demand which organizations should focus on. This fight for hunger should be well organized and given attention for the benefits of humanities in the future. By implementing robots into agriculture, we can accomplish that.
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Recent researchers showed a projection that there will be two billion people who will need to be fed in the next 33 years. This incurs a huge problem and food crisis, the reason why scientists today studies, how to end hunger in the next couple of years though it hasn't been started yet. According to Science Daily, three years ago, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $20 million grant for the University of Missouri for a paid study on how corn still maintains root growth despite the drought conditions. To support the study, the university engineers developed a robot that changed the scientist's ways. Since that time, the robot contributed and made a difference in the study of crops in times of drought. Another great contribution of robot and high-tech solutions is the creation of green walls in cities. Green walls aim the use of vertical spaces in actual farming such as the side of a building or apartments. Founder and President of the Earth Policy Institute, Lester R. Brown, believes that 'Food is the new oil, a land is a new gold.' Because of this, planting was conceptualized to be on Sky Greens, a nine-meter-high planting shelves used for cabbage, spinach, and lettuce. This vertical farming method was proven effective in Singapore and Japan factories. Additionally, with the aid of a tablet or smartphone, farming becomes modernized. The apps help in diagnosing crop diseases so that it can be further sustained. There will also be camera-assisted sprayers that save time and precisely targets the leaves of plants making it more efficient. The contribution of robots and high-tech solutions in farming and agriculture is a great demand which international organizations should focus. This fight for hunger should be well organized and given attention for the benefits of humanities in the future.

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Moley has created the world's first robotic kitchen, featuring an advanced, fully functional robot that's been integrated into a professional kitchen setting. Its movements were created by mimicking those of BBC MasterChef winner Tim Anderson. The robot hands cook meals faster than a human can, meaning that the technology could be applied to soup kitchens, schools and medical establishments, for quick and easy serving. And it could help those with limited mobility to have fresh, hot meals prepared at home. The consumer version (incorporating robotic arms, hob, oven and touchscreen unit) is set for launch in 2017 and will be supported by an iTunes-style library of recipes.

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