BGU researchers partner with EU countries on pepper harvesting robot

Israeli researchers from Ben Gurion University are teaming up with European partners to develop the first market-ready sweet pepper harvesting robot.

The robot, which will be the first harvesting robot in the world to operate in a commercial greenhouse, is being developed under the European Union’s Sweeper program, which aims to put the first generation of harvesting robots on the market. Sweeper’s target market for now is the sweet pepper, of which 1.3 million metric tons are harvested in Europe annually, the project partners said.


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