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Posted: 7/3/2003 11:00:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2003 11:03:48 AM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
[url]http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=19925[/url] The claim was that while machines could harvist grain they weren't "delicate" enough to pick produce or debone meat. Now we have robots that can peform surgery [url]http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,197757,00.html?[/url] Doesn't US agrabusiness and their investors realise how much MORE continued dependance on illegal immigrant labor is going to cost them compared to knuckling down and investing in developing modern, unmanned harvesting and processing equipment? The technology is out there it just has to be adapted to that industry. [url]http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/living/6209150.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 11:41:03 AM EDT
Compare the total cost of ownership of one robot with the costs of hiring a bunch of illegals.
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