Farm-bot to the Rescue!
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. Later on, we drop by an event in Tokyo to watch UK-born street performer Chris Peters in action.
Tamir Blum is developing an AI-operated farm worker robot
Tamir is perfecting a robot that will help carry the produce harvested by human workers
In his research work, Tamir collaborates with an apple farmer in Aomori Prefecture
Street performer Chris Peters has been entertaining crowds all around Japan for twenty years