Almost all the vineyards are struggling to find skilled laborers to meet the growing demand of intoxicating juice worldwide. To counter the problem of laborers, Burgundy-based inventor Christophe Millotv has come up with a robot that can prune up to 600 vines every day. Dubbed “Wall-Ye,” the wine robot has two arms and four wheels to move and work like any skilled laborer. Integrating six hi-tech cameras, the multitasking robot is capable of recording data on the soil, fruit and vine stocks.
Featuring a GPS and gyroscope, the 20-kilogramme (44-pound) robot can easily move across the vineyard to accomplish different tasks without any assistance. In case, the Wall-Ye gets stuck in unfamiliar territory, “the robot destructs its hard drive and sends a message to the winegrower to bail it out of the critical situation. Measuring 50cms (20 inches) x 60cms (HW) in dimensions, the €25,000 (about $32,000) robot is sure to help winegrowers improve their productivity.