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Farm robots: ecological utopia or dystopia?

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Daum, Thomas. 2021. “Farm Robots: Ecological Utopia or Dystopia?” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 36 (9): 774–77.

Farm robots may lead to an ecological utopia where swarms of small robots help in overcoming the yield penalties and labor requirements associated with agroecological farming – or a dystopia with large robots cultivating monocultures. Societal discussions and policy action are needed to harness the potential of robots to serve people and the planet.

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