Norwegian engineers created a “smart” sprayer, which with the help of image recognizing video cameras is able to differentiate weeds and spray only them with herbicide without harming cultivated plants. It not only saves chemicals but also reduces the environmental pollution.
Before the cultivation of the field, the photographs of the weeds widespread in these areas should be uploaded in the memory of the equipment. Serial production of such sprayers will start in the year of 2012.
The article is translated and reprinted from monthly scientific journal “Наука и жизнь” (“Science and Life”) №3, 2011.
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