X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Some farmers are already using drones to monitor their crops, but researchers from Georgia Tech think they have a better solution. They have created a robot inspired by the sloth and named it Tarzan, after the way he swings from vine to vine.

zoom in

This machine is designed to swing over crops using its 3D-printed claws and parallel guy-wires stretched over fields, so it can take measurements and pictures of each plant with its built-in camera. That way farmers always know what is happening, and can do it without disrupting their work on the ground.

They want Tarzan to be very energy efficient, just like real sloths. They want to create solar-powered versions in the future, so farms can have several of these robots out at one time without having to recharge or refuel.

Sadly it does not do the Tarzan yell. Yet.

[via Engadget]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



LEGO Voyageurs Automaton

LEGO Voyageurs Automaton

Überleben Firestarter Necklace

Überleben Firestarter Necklace

Burger Time-lapse Battle

Burger Time-lapse Battle

Advertisement
Lotus Evora GT410 Sport Speeds into the US this Summer

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport Speeds into the US this Summer

Ford Performance Sharpens Its Blade with the 2019 Edge ST

Ford Performance Sharpens Its Blade with the 2019 Edge ST

3E-D18 Robotic Concept Is an Autonomous, Off-road Workhorse

3E-D18 Robotic Concept Is an Autonomous, Off-road Workhorse