Something tells me that the real Wall-E might actually hire some of Apple’s lawyers in order to help it win a lawsuit against the Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot, although that would most probably not happen anytime soon. The ‘punny’ name best describes this 50cm tall robot that moves around on a quartet of wheels, boasting a pair of arms as well as half a dozen cameras. With those in its arsenal, the Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot is capable of pruning up to 600 vines each day, and the good news is, it will not report in as sick or laze around idly.
The Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot is the result of Burgundy-based inventor Christophe Millot, and will be one of the robots being developed worldwide that should be able to help vineyards ease the labor issues that they are facing at the moment. After all, working in a vineyard is no easy task, where it involves labor-intensive chores such as pruning and removing unproductive young shoots, in addition to collecting valuable data on the health and vigor of the soil, fruit and vine stocks.
The Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot will come with a sticker price of 25,000 euros ($32,000), but since it works all round the clock, and even on weekends, does not call in sick or chat idly, you’ve got a top notch worker here. Here’s hoping it does not meet its E.V.E.!