By comparing the numbers and statistics obtained by different organizations, the role of robots in agriculture and the benefits of using them can be better understood. Rising fossil fuel prices, labor shortages in agriculture, rising labor wages in many developed and developing countries, the need for close monitoring of fertilizer and chemical pesticide consumption, increased production oversight, and the preservation of financial capital, reduction of environmental pollution and human injuries, etc. are among the benefits of the presence of robots in the agricultural industry.
Robogol (Flower Robot) is a robot designed to work in greenhouses to identify and harvest flowers. Its main duty is to monitor the greenhouse, control pests and diseases, and harvest flowers. With minor changes in software and hardware, it can be used for other products such as cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, etc. In addition, the robot platform can be used to move equipment and transfer inputs inside the greenhouse. As a major advantage, this robot does not require predefined rails as paths to move between rows inside the greenhouse; thus, making more use of the space between the rows.