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August 30, 2013 at 7:12 AM

WSU researcher plans tentacled robots to pick apples

PROSSER (AP) — A Washington State University researcher has received a grant allowing him to develop an apple-picking robot. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave $548,000 earlier this month to Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with WSU’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems. Karkee envisions a prototype within three to five years…

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