Will We See Robots Replacing Farmers Anytime Soon?

The answer to that question according to this NPR blog seems to be a definitive Yes!

Article: From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You

The video below shows a driver-less tractor working a field using advanced GPS systems to help with the planting. Similar technology is used to power robots that milk cows and do other farm related tasks – great as the farmer can now do something else and/or not hire a worker. Substituting labor for capital is now deemed more profitable for the business. Does this spell the end of the line for the farm hand?
 

 
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