Boy, I hope that comment doesn't get me banned. But the point is that at todays prices, minimum-wage labor is likely far cheaper than robots.
when you think about it on a one time only basis , perhaps.
but hireing a single laborer for $7.00 an hour x 8 hours = $56.00
suppose you need to have at least 100 laborers durring the 8 hours
thats $5600.00 a day ---- that money is gone.
and they only work 8 hours.
but there are 7 days in a week
you have spent $39,200 a week ---- that money is gone.
a gps robot should be mass produceable for less than $200.00 each.
and they can work 24/7
so 8 x 7 x 100 = 5400 hours a week
vs the robots
24 x 7 = 168 hours a week each
5400 / 168 = 32 robots to work 5400 hours a week.
32 x say $300.00 each = $9600.00
the week is over and you still have your robots to work the next week.
think of the savings to farmers and the savings to the environment.
and maybe you could rent the robots instead of purchasing them.
and the provider handles the upkeep of the robots.
I think its a great idea and I think its a way we can compete with the
ultra low wages in foreign countries.