Humans have been farming for thousands of years since the first crops were planted and animals began being domesticated during the Mesolithic era.

But technology could soon be squeezing us out of our traditional roles as farmers, as robots take to the fields.

A robot that is capable of herding cattle and pulling trailers through the mud has gone on trial at a farm in Australia while another capable of pick broccoli six times faster than humans is being tested in Britain.

Read more: Cattle-herding robots and tractors that pick their own broccoli are heading for the fields | Daily Mail Online

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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