Robotics fighting world hunger

Robotic systems may aid the study of corn and drought tolerance.

Developing drought-tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the global population of an estimated 9 billion people by 2050.

In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from NSF, University of Missouri engineers on a multidisciplinary team have developed a ro

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