"An agricultural robot that monitors crops under the plant-canopy level could facilitate crop scouting and help farmers to keep plant diseases or insect infestations from spreading. The robot – called TerraSentia – was developed at the University of Illinois and recently was featured at the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis." - October 1, 2017

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"Currently, the robot can autonomously count plants and measure stem width to help estimate biomass for corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Work is underway to teach it to measure stem, angle plant height, corn ear height, leaf area index, early vigor, and biomass, and to identify diseases." - September 20, 2017

"Developed at the University of Illinois, with support from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), the robot will cost early adopters $4,999 – a fraction of the cost of hiring laborers to measure germination, conduct stand counts, and other monotonous jobs." - September 12, 2017

"Chowdhary and his fellow developer, Chinmay Soman, co-founder of EarthSense, an agrobiology engineering company, shared their vision of the robot’s benefits and commercialization philosophy along with nuts-and-bolts details." - August 30, 2017

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