Commodity robot arms

One thing we’re planning to explore is automated harvesting

If we use a tower system such as the Zip grow

Then it should be possible to harvest with a relatively affordable robot arm for the close work.

The thought is to use a rail system with QR codes or just dots to allow the carriage to calibrate it’s exact location.

Then a scissor lift to raise the robot arm to the correct height,

And finally, a £1000 robot arm to do the actual cutting.

A couple that may be of interest are

$749 Uarm swift
$1749 Dobot magician -

@tolley_simon you might know of more?