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Robotic prototype could automate mushroom sector 
Grimsby Lincoln News by Lillian Schaer
At first glance, mushrooms and cars don’t have a lot in common.

But that could change down the road, bringing labour savings for farmers and more mushrooms to market for Canadians. Using concepts long found in automotive manufacturing, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC) have developed a robot to pick mushrooms.

It’s still in the prototype stage, but John Van de Vegte, VRIC’s Robotics and Automation Project manager, says it has the potential to change the entire mushroom growing industry.

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