Watch: Robots rover in a sweet Rosh Hashana

Tradition meets technology as Technion robots usher in the New Year.

September 13, 2015 15:00
Rosh HaShanah robots

Rosh HaShanah robots. (photo credit: screenshot)


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It seems the future is here as the Jewish calendar year 5776 rolls in.

Tradition and technology meet in a new video depicting robots, developed at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, preparing for the upcoming Jewish New Year.

In the short clip, a crane-clawed robot is seen picking customary Rosh Hashana pomegranates from a tree in the Haifa-based university’s Seven Spice Garden outside the Civil, Environmental, and Agricultural Robotics (CEAR) Lab where the machinery was made.

Afterward, two small four-wheeled robots travel throughout the campus with baskets-full of the symbolic red fruit and honey to present the festive tidings to the institution’s president, who then delivers a holiday greeting.

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