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y and Pluto, which have very thin atmospheres, Mars has an atmosphere composed mainly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen. It is unfit for human survival, but
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And unlike Venus, which has a similar atmosphere, Mars has liquid water, as detected in June 2018. The water is kilome
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With all the advantages, Mars has already become the next destination for human space exploration. China’s Ma
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While industrial robots have become a common sight in factories across
eastern China, the country’s agriculture sector is seen by some as a place where few techn
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But a research institute and a startup based in Fuzhou, capital of East China’s Fujian pro
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The white, 5G-enabled, sensor-rich agricultural robot can move between two rows o
f leafy greens in a greenhouse, collect data about the plants, and feed it back to the control room.
上海夜生活Developed by Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Fujian Newl
and Era Hi-Tech Co Ltd, the robot is part of their efforts to build an autonomous running farm.
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and do fixed jobs such as feeding standardized electronic parts, agricultural env
上海夜生活ironments are far more complex, said Zhao Jian, deputy head of the digital agriculture institute of FAAS.
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ed a more sophisticated artificial intelligence system. Computer algorithms as well as the hardware for pos
itioning, map construction, route design and avoiding obstacles have all been optimized to suit the agricultural envi
ronment, taking into consideration fertilization, watering the plants, bumpy roads and other natural factors.