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Challenge finalist: Naio Technologies (France)

Weeding is a never-ending chore for vegetable growers, and the task is especially laborious for organic farmers, who cannot use chemical herbicides. That's where Naio Technologies comes in.

     The company developed Oz, a cute, compact robot that mechanically -- and autonomously -- weeds fields. The robot uses lasers and cameras to find its way around fields and detect different types of plants. 

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