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Robotics in Mexican Agriculture, Current Situation and Perspectives  

Jaime Cuauhtemoc Negrete
Graduate in Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University, Mexico
Author    Correspondence author
International Journal of Horticulture, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 8   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2016.06.0008
Received: 01 Feb., 2016    Accepted: 11 Mar., 2016    Published: 15 Apr., 2016
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Negrete J.C., 2016, Robotics in Mexican agriculture, current situation and perspectives, International Journal of Horticulture, 6(8): 1-8 (doi:10.5376/ijh.2016.06.0008)

Abstract

The increase in population in the country is doing indispensable automation of agriculture in order to feed a growing population with a workforce that has migrated to the cities and the United States. Situation that threatens food security of the country, forcing to look for alternatives to solve the problem of food production, being the only solution is to increase productivity, because the agricultural frontier already the limit. Agricultural mechanization is the only way to dramatically increase productivity, being that in the XXI century is to be applied at the highest level, automation and robotics.In the country's efforts are minimal research and development of agricultural robotics. Being in full disadvantage to countries like Brazil, Argentina and Chile have already started research in this segment of robotics. It must start encouraging the creation of groups among the leading universities in research on robotics as the IPN, UNAM, IPN-CINVESTAV Tamaulipas and IPN-CINVESTAV Saltillo, Technological University of the Mixteca, University of Guanajuato and agricultural research institutions like INIFAP, COLPOS, and AntonioNarro Agrarian Autonomous University. So the experience and capacity of research institutions on robotics and research institutions in agricultural sciences to advance the development of this discipline in Mexico would take advantage. As the aims of this paper review the status of the applications of the robotics in Mexican agriculture and perspectives for the future and show that Mexico needs to make efforts research in robotics in agriculture is lagging as considerably.

Keywords
Mexico; Agriculture; Agricultural mechanization; Robotics
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