Sweeper is an autonomous bot that detects and harvests mature sweet peppers. Developed to give Europe a leading edge in agricultural robotics, the bot is considered a first-gen "greenhouse harvesting robot." Sweeper is built on an autonomous moving platform and uses a robotic arm with plenty of sensors to manipulate crops. The bot can maneuver its way autonomously through the crop until it detects a mature pepper. It can scan the bottoms of the veggies to determine the maturity of the peppers. Once it selects a mature pepper, sweeper approaches it and a cutting tool is deployed to harvest it. What do you think of autonomous robots taking over crop harvesting?

Autoblog Minute is a short-form video series covering the hottest news in automotive and transportation. You'll find segments on everything from the latest vehicle concepts, to autonomous drones, to viral videos. This bite-size content will get you quickly caught up with what's going on in the industry.


Share This Photo X