Prospero is just the beginning, Dorhout says. He wants to build a robot that can plant, maintain, and harvest an entire crop all autonomously and, more importantly, in the most efficient way possible. Robo-farmers could work around the clock to help keep a field in optimal conditions, fighting pests and other invasive plants without chemicals and increasing both crop yield and crop health. His six-legged robo-farmer is the first step. See Prospero in action, as well as Dorhout's robo-centric vision of the future of farming, in the video below.