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Description: Bosch’s new weed-destroying robot could eradicate the need for herbicide use.

Source: Digital Trends

Date: November 20, 2015

The company Bosch is developing a farming robot the size of a small car that can distinguish crops from weeds. The Bonirob can then can fish out weeds mechanically & obliterate any unwanted plants into the ground with a rod. Potentially, no herbicides will be needed anymore.

Questions for discussion:

1. Do you think an innovation such as the Bonirob will also affect employment stability in the agricultural sphere?

2. Does the potential positive outcome of eliminating all herbicides counter the potential negative of a mass employment-loss?

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