Alphabet’s latest moonshot is a field-roving, plant-inspecting robo-buggy

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Alphabet (you know… Google) has taken the wraps off the latest “moonshot” from its X labs: A robotic buggy that cruises over crops, inspecting each plant individually and, perhaps, generating the kind of “big data” that agriculture needs to keep up with the demands of a hungry world.


Mineral is the name of the project, and there’s no hidden meaning there. The team just thinks minerals are really important to agriculture.


Announced with little fanfare in a blog post and site, Mineral is still very much in the experimental phase. It...


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Alphabet’s latest moonshot is a field-roving, plant-inspecting robo-buggy – TechCrunch
Alphabet (you know… Google) has taken the wraps off the latest “moonshot” from its X labs: A robotic buggy that cruises over crops, inspecting each plant individually and, perhaps, generating the kind of “big data” that agriculture needs to keep up with the demands of a hungry world. Mineral is the name of the project, […]


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