Farm robots: ecological utopia or dystopia?

Published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 36, Issue 9, September 2021, Pages 774-777.

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Farm robots may lead to an ecological utopia where swarms of small robots help in overcoming the yield penalties and labor requirements associated with agroecological farming – or a dystopia with large robots cultivating monocultures. Societal discussions and policy action are needed to harness the potential of robots to serve people and the planet.