Currently, standard potato protocol requires that they’re sorted and classified by people, who have nothing to rely on except for their eyes and their hands. This new system will work by calling upon information supplied to it from sample batches of bad potatoes, and has the ability to store information and learn from it.
The potato prototype was made from what are known as “off-the-shelf” materials. Essentially, there weren’t any kind of special parts that were ordered for its construction, which demonstrates just how much can be accomplished with few materials and little money. Naturally, the team is convinced that more expensive and specialized hardware could result in an even better model in the future.