The eastern United States is under siege. Not by a force of nature or a human adversary, but by the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with a voracious appetite for economically crucial crops. These pests, while seemingly innocuous, have the potential to wreak havoc on the agricultural sector, with Pennsylvania alone staring down potential losses of up to $324 million annually. Enter TartanPest: The Robotic Sentinel In a groundbreaking move, a team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute has unveiled their secret weapon against this burgeoning menace: TartanPest. This autonomous AI robot, equipped with an all-electric tractor, a state-of-the-art robotic … Continue reading This AI Robot is the Farmer’s New Best Friend: Destroying Pests Before They Hatch!