The aging of the population and labor shortages are some of the biggest issues Japanese agriculture is currently facing. On this episode, we meet Tamir Blum, a young Israeli man who's working to lighten the workload of Japanese farmers... with robots! From his company office in Chiba Prefecture, he and his team are developing a robot that he hopes will help farmers nationwide with physically-demanding tasks. (This program was broadcast on March 7, 2023.)
Tamir Blum from Israel
Tamir is developing an AI-operated robot farm worker.
Making use of tech featured in lunar rovers, it’s designed for tasks like carrying harvested produce.
Akaishi Jun-ichi (far right) and Tamir (far left). Jun-ichi is making his apple orchard available to test the robot.