Watch: Robots rover in a sweet Rosh Hashana

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

Rosh HaShanah robots (photo credit: screenshot)
Rosh HaShanah robots
(photo credit: screenshot)
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.