Here’s a video by roboticist Vijay Kumar that you need to watch to see the future of agriculture. It’s about 13 minutes but well worth the time!

At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming, in which swarms of robots map, reconstruct and analyze every plant and piece of fruit in an orchard, providing vital information to farmers that can help improve yields and make water management smarter.

Check out the video, The Future of Flying Robots at ted.com.