Weeding doesn’t exactly have the best reputation, does it? It’s a dull job that no one really likes doing — but unfortunately, it’s a job that must be done time and time again. However, (believe it or not), there is actually an alternative to weeding your garden that might leave you feeling like you don’t need to ever worry about weeding again. This novel — and relatively secret — method is AI (artificial intelligence). But before you get too excited, what this technology is capable of doing isn’t quite at the level of replacing you with a robot…yet.
What is Weeding?
Weeding is one of the most tedious gardening chores, especially for people with large lawns. If you have ever had to weed a garden or lawn, then you know how tiresome it can be. It’s even worse when you have a long list of other gardening chores to do. To combat this problem, researchers at the University of Southern California are designing a robotic system that can replace humans when it comes to weeding. The robot, which is called the Weeding Robot, has been designed to use artificial intelligence and image recognition technology to recognize and remove weeds from your lawn. Currently in development, the Weeding Robot is expected to be released by 2020. According to the developers, the Weeding Robot will be able to work 24 hours a day without any human supervision and will not need any external power supply.
Why Weeding Is Important?
Weeds compete with your grass for nutrients and water, which can cause other problems in your yard. Additionally, some weeds are poisonous and harmful if eaten by children or pets. There are many different types of weeds that grow in different parts of the country; however, they all have one thing in common – they compete with your grass for resources so that it can’t grow and thrive properly. Your lawn is healthier when you remove weeds from it because it has more resources available for growth instead of having to fight off invasive plants that want to take over its space.
Can Artificial Intelligence be helpful in Weeding?
People have been using AI in many different ways. The latest AI technology, Deep Learning, can be used to solve all kinds of problems. One of these is weeding method. In this article, I will talk about it.
Plants can be a very useful thing in our lives and they can also be a huge problem sometimes. Weeds are one of those problems that are not only annoying but also not very good for the environment. They consume a lot of water and food that could be used by plants that are more useful for us humans.
Weeds do take a lot of time to remove manually and could cause injuries too. Also, if you use herbicides, they can contaminate the soil which could make it impossible to grow anything there in the future. It takes a lot of time to gather all the weeds from your whole field which is why it’s better if someone else does this for you or at least helps you with it!
Deep learning is a branch of AI which allows us to create models based on what we know about something so that they can recognize patterns without any additional input from humans (no supervision required). It uses neural networks – mathematical structures built into computer programs where each neuron represents an input or output value – as well.
How to Weed Your Grass Using AI and Image Recognition?
You thought you knew what weeds looked like. Then you got down on your hands and knees, pulled a few weeds from your lawn, and took a closer look at each one. The dandelion, those white flowers in the shade, and that long-stemmed thing with yellow flowers — they all looked unique. They had different shapes and sizes. You then looked across your lawn and realized that there were thousands of these weeds out there. The very idea of weeding your lawn was overwhelming.
This is not the way to go.Using artificial intelligence or image recognition software is not a viable solution for weed removal or overall lawn health maintenance. Not every homeowner has an information scientist at hand who can develop programs that integrate with their specific budget, equipment, and needs for weed management. With such high costs, the equipment needed for AI based lawn care, and minimal returns from traditional approaches to weed control, most homeowners will stay with the standard ways of taking care of their grass.
Using artificial intelligence in weeding your garden can save your time and efforts.