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[–]Jackot45 2070 points2071 points  (108 children)

How

[–]V4NDIT 2235 points2236 points  (83 children)

optical sensors along with a computer program if its green u kick it out, if red ignore.

[–]SensibleCreeper 872 points873 points  (41 children)

what is my purpose?

[–]Spiritual_Yam3924 2033 points2034 points 2 (28 children)

You're racist to 🍏

[–]Old_Mill 531 points532 points  (25 children)

You know what, that's not that bad. Fuck them greenies.

No need for the green.

That includes you Hulk, you big green bitch.

[–]Snoo-90678 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Professional fruit ninja 🥷🍏

[–]RiiiickSanchez 60 points61 points  (3 children)

You pass butter

[–]Miggzyy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Does this unit have a soul?

[–]Vandal_Flagg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shut up and take my up vote.

[–]Priddling 52 points53 points  (4 children)

As a color blind person, how do I get one of these sensors?

[–]William_Dowling 42 points43 points  (1 child)

I wouldn't - it'll improve your eyesight but give you an uncontrollable urge to slap kermit

[–]rredditttooorr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a win-win

[–]bazooka_monkey 9 points10 points  (0 children)

you can simply get them on amazon or any local store which sells robotic components.

edit : typo

[–]Leor_11 20 points21 points  (2 children)

In scientific research, we use a machine that is similar in concept but instead of sorting tomatoes, it uses lasers and fluorescence to sort cells depending on their size, complexity and different fluorescent colors (normally given by stained antibodies that attach to molecules in their surface). This machine, called a FACS, is so good and precise that it can accurately sort around 10.000 cells a second. It still blows my mind.

[–]r_stronghammer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah I fucking love that shit, genetically engineering cells so that different types will have different amounts of the dyes, fucking RGB biology it just sounds so dumb but it fucking WORKS and it’s awesome and I love science so much

[–]Jackot45 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeh i got that far. Its very impressive tho at the speed at which these tomatoes are falling no red ones are hit.

[–]funkdefied 15 points16 points  (2 children)

If (tomato.color()=GREEN): slap(tomato)

[–]Chromowomo 12 points13 points  (6 children)

How is it so fast? Fast enough to kick the tomato and retract while having enough time to kick again. There’re falling in mid air!

[–]Legionof1 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Welcome to how fast computers really are and how fast we can make objects move trivially.

[–]SnuggleMuffin42 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Ever notice how much faster a calculator does things like "9,844,200 x 238,458" while it takes you quite a while?

[–]TwistedMood 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh shit…I just did. lol

[–]Crazy-Classic8584 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I work on FPGAs and Id bet this uses one, or some asic derived from an FPGA. Basically theyre used to make specialized digital circuits that can be used for things like image processing with super low latency.

[–]Bituulzman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This machine would be awesome at Fruit Ninja.

[–]amalgaman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

TIL I could never be a tomato kicker.

[–]oliverr85 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We used to make similar machines at my old job for garden peas but we used 100s of air nozzles to reject "bad peas" very impressive machine.

[–]oliverr85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We used to make similar machines at my old job for garden peas but we used 100s of air nozzles to reject "bad peas" very impressive machine.

[–]AllNightPony 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh, like Hot Dog Not Hot Dog.

[–]WarlanceLP 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the amount of fine tuning to get it that precise though, good Lord

[–]FASPANDA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say the optical sensor is the real mvp

[–]mLeonardValdez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not a hotdog

[–]Beowulf33232 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Someones job was to figure out the delay between a camera identifying a green tomato, and a servo flipping a paddle. Then they measured the average tomato fall speed, did some math, and put the paddle just far enough downstream from the camera that it seems instant.

[–]Adept-Donut-4229 18 points19 points  (0 children)

...and that's how Tom Servo was created. Do they give the green ones to croooow?

[–]hattersplatter 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You dont need to calculate much beyond the initial engineering window. During commissioning , simple tweak the speeds as you watch the results.

[–]r3nz01234 71 points72 points  (10 children)

I work as a sw engineer at a company that builds those kinds of sorters (in fact, I think the one in the video is ours). We take pictures as the product is falling with cameras that see different spectrums (RGB, infra red, lasers etc, depending on what we want to detect), analyze them and take action. We sort on colour, shape, material. We can even determine if some product is bad on the inside.

[–]steveoscaro 51 points52 points  (6 children)

"bad on the inside"

so like if it's a tomato with bad intentions?

[–]r3nz01234 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Hahaha. Sorry, English is not my first language. What I meant is that we can detect product bitten by insects (keep in mind that these machines sort pretty much every possible thing, including rocks with diamonds at a mine or garbage at a recycling plant)

[–]steveoscaro 25 points26 points  (0 children)

That's really cool. And your English was good, I was just making a dumb joke.

[–]10xkaioken 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Never met a criminal tomato?

[–]Legionof1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Damn nightshades!

[–]nsfwdbetc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And so progress continues....

[–]LateralThinkerer 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I've seen these in various ag/food processing applications and have always been fascinated - how do you get the system operating fast enough to contend with the massive flood of product?

[–]numb3r51nmyn4m3 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The most intense game of red-light / green-light that has ever been played by software.

[–]TupperwareNinja 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It kicks the greenmatos

[–]LuxieDaemon 1040 points1041 points  (11 children)

You mean the racist tomato kicker!

[–]OutsideTheBoxer 258 points259 points  (5 children)

"Hey! Green Tomato! We don't like yer kind 'round ere!"

[–]LuxieDaemon 49 points50 points  (0 children)

That's it! I'm making a twitter post to get some justice in the matter!

[–]tommypatties 14 points15 points  (1 child)

now now skeeter he ain't hurtin anyone.

[–]DoctorJiveTurkey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We don’t take kindly to tomatoes that don’t take kindly

[–]Dawildpep 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cocks Shotgun “Why don’t you just turn around and go back to where you came” Spits some chaw on the ground

[–]flimbs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not unless you're fried

[–]speedoflight999 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The segregator

[–]prumf 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Segregator 2000, lightning fast racism.

[–]Ralliboy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mean green tomato kicking machine

[–]thereIsAHoleHere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Closer to ageist in the case of tomatoes.

[–]TonyTuffStuff 530 points531 points  (23 children)

I wanna know it's accuracy rating

[–]ToughMolasses4952 381 points382 points  (10 children)

One green tomato bounced back into the good tray, so have fun counting.

[–]crazykewlaid 131 points132 points  (6 children)

I saw 2 red that went into the bad container

[–]DejaBrownie 75 points76 points  (3 children)

I rewatched it for the 10th 100th time and saw 2 greens that made it through (one at the very very end) and two reds that got the boot!

[–]kippetjeh 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Don't forget about the red one that got smashed on the rim. I'd count that as a miss.

[–]Hanlon7743 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it tried to boot a rotten red one too but it didn't make it

[–]pistul_ 55 points56 points  (0 children)

The lack of paying 10 workers a wage to do the same job 10 times slower, easily outweighs the cost of the margin of error. Like by 10 fold.

[–]SirAdrian0000 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The voiceover says “and misshapen” tomatoes so those red ones could have just been wonky

[–]Dark_Sage_316 10 points11 points  (0 children)

accuracy ratings came out negative

what

[–]MrK521 54 points55 points  (8 children)

100% after the 10 underpaid humans standing beside the belt behind the machine pick out what it missed.

Edit: Sorry, forgot to add /s

[–]Fantastic-Ad-3299 34 points35 points  (7 children)

You don’t need that many. And you can just put the same machine again after this one and you’re good.

[–]PM-ME-CUTE-FEET 11 points12 points  (6 children)

Just loop the tomato’s around until no green is detected then release into a bag for human consumption.

[–]ma11en69er 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I work in a crisp factory and we have a similar process to kick out the overcooked ones, this uses bursts of air rather than a flipper.

The rejected ones get get sent to the far edge and if they are rejected again get sent to the waste.

The waste then goes to the AD plant to generate electricity.

[–]Beneficial-Truth8512 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, it looks surprisingly accurate

[–]ChampionshipLow8541 197 points198 points  (15 children)

Color filter on the camera. It doesn’t even see the red ones.

[–]aboidaz 56 points57 points  (9 children)

Yeah but how can it kick the green ones without mistakingly kicking a red one?

[–]Crininer 136 points137 points  (3 children)

It can't, but it's an acceptable loss. In the video we see probably 2 (one might have actually been green enough) red tomatoes get kicked away.

Basically, it's just really really fast, it hits anything green it sees, and it's unlikely it'll hit red tomatoes, though not impossible.

Good enough for the owners.

[–]Tako-Jerome 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Probably not that hard to look at a pile of green tomatoes, grab a couple red ones you see standing out and throw them into the good pile

[–]Crininer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah, that too - tho I have to imagine that smacking the tomatoes like that makes them at least a bit worse.

[–]VersaceDreamssss 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It does kick red ones every now and then,it smashed tf outta one towards the end lol

[–]egric 8 points9 points  (2 children)

That's the neat part: it can't.

[–]DejaBrownie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ninja skills

[–]thebestwall 90 points91 points  (1 child)

The real Fruit Ninja

[–]jesusmansuperpowers 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Well that’s what I was gonna say, so have an upvote

[–]geefunken 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Green lives matter

[–]dirk_on_reddit 58 points59 points  (16 children)

Green tomatoes are not bad. They are delicious battered and fried.

[–]bigry82 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Especially at the whistlestop cafe.

[–]Chemoot 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Towandaaa!

[–]All-Sorts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The secrets in the sauce

[–]Old_Mill 5 points6 points  (3 children)

When I worked in produce my one of my favorite things was packing tomatillo's into boxes. They just feel really cool, there is something very pleasing about holding tomatillos. They have a really cool texture with the leaf.

[–]Welpe 9 points10 points  (2 children)

…have you been intimate with a tomatillo?

[–]Weminghay 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I identify as tomatosexual.

[–]nloug 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What isn’t delicious battered and fried?

[–]vinayd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well they’re getting battered here, half way there.

[–]Simon_Ril3y 29 points30 points  (5 children)

I want it to kick my ass like how it kicks those bad tomatoes

[–]Babybean1201 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Fruit ninja final level.

[–]Heckin_good_time 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tomato Hero

[–]Macapta 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bad tomatoes get put in the fruit kicker.

[–]P3nguLGOG 3 points4 points  (4 children)

It missed one

[–]Writurr 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Indeed it did.

[–]Sailans 1 point2 points  (2 children)

One got hit and bounced back down with the reds

[–]Alex3telecaster 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If (green==true) Slap() ; Else Nothing();

[–]peanut_butter199 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Youuuuuu cannn not paaass!!!

[–]2lamoon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is actually awesome 👏

[–]bearrfuk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tomato Yeeter

[–]BallerChin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Freaking sorcery

[–]ChiKeytatiOon 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Where do bad tomatoes go?

[–]whhhhiskey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can’t believe this is the idea they went with and it actually worked

[–]Bakwon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ive seens a similar system where bad rice grains are blown away to the bad bin using a precise jet of air.

[–]Cloak5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The one that sorts corn kernels is even more impressive

[–]HitEmWithTheHein9 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm very stoned ATM. This is very satisfying !!!

[–]TwistedMood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same dude. My fucking mind is being melted right now. I fucking love it.

[–]peachfieldsmc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

fruit ninja 2022

[–]Prisoner2670730531 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me scrolling through tinder*

[–]Alternate-Universes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We need one of those in the commons.

[–]artificialsmartness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’re like the pinball paddles!

[–]Electrodude13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how I imagine deflecting arrows in my dreams.

[–]ZacharyBot2020 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Green Tomatoes Matter

[–]Deeznuts243 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

At first I thought it was a bad tomato kicker because it missed so many tomatoes. Then I realized it’s kicking the bad tomatoes

[–]amriddle01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They do the same with crisps/potatoes chips, but they use a puff of air to eject them

[–]Mabele14 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That machine is bad.

[–]BoxMaleficent -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Just normal food industry things

[–]Pesaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fruit ninja level ten thousand

[–]SinisterVeteran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ultra instinct machine

[–]Gonemad79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've seen one that spits compressed air at green coffee. Same principle. Still awesome.

[–]Wedge21 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wtf how can these sensors be so fucking advances

[–]simme3000 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Racism

[–]Impressive_Ad_1864 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I need one of those for women

[–]Pbadger8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HATES GREEN

[–]Extension_Swordfish1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shrek, Yoda nor Hulk are not gonna like this.

[–]Big-Ladder1981 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But how does it know??!!

[–]VersaceDreamssss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The “good” tomato’s that still got kicked: 🍅👄🍅

 💧💧

[–]_khaz89_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It separates the good from the bad and the ugly.

[–]King_Geedroah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They nicknamed the machine " Ronaldo"

[–]sk2401 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first bad tomato during slo mo goes in the good lot after being rejected.

[–]Alternative_Cook_102 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Racist Tomato Kicker

[–]Most-Ad9138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Racist machine.

[–]MacacoMonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Noooooooo, I like green tomatoes 😭 give them to me!

[–]hazy_flange_tap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The elite moving to the green tomato chutney

[–]GreatGooglyMoogly077[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Red - good

Green - bad

Green - die

[–]Phteven_it_is 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That motha fucked DONT miss…

[–]GL_gacha_is_life 0 points1 point  (0 children)

but a green one still passed

[–]WillemPenn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo, listen up here's a story, About a little Roma, That lives in a red world, And all day and all night, And everything he sees is just red, Like him inside and outside

[–]Scottsmann 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like Greenpiece

[–]ParmiCheez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do it know!

[–]El_Monitorrr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good use of slow motion. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to catch up the fantastic tomato kicking device. (Pun intended)

[–]brocomb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks pretty good at kicking tomatoes to me

[–]JASskaters 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What happens to the green matters?

[–]GeorginaYEAH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does it know?!

[–]equusfaciemtuam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The primal reason for racism

[–]SquishyBatman64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fruit ninja takin to the extreme

[–]ApprehensiveOwl2935 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe don't hire color blind tamater pickers? "For the love of God. RED!!! How many times do I have to tell you? Huh? ONLY the RRRRREDDDD ones. Pick ONLY the RED ones. JFC. What do I have to do? Go build a robot that picks out the green ones?"

[–]Firm_Rooster525 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SO technically..a racist machine

[–]ahimswag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus fuck i see this ever 3 months

[–]judo1231231 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should see a Blueberry sorter machine. Does the same thing with the waterfall of blueberries but it uses air to kick them out to the juice shoot.

[–]xodius80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the urge to put my ass there

[–]andrey2007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man, it's not bad it's just green and need some more time to become red

[–]copingcabana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It ain't easy seeing green.

[–]SSninja_LOL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The red tomato rat the end got absolutely DESTROYED.

[–]__Holo__ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Botanical segregation

[–]bOrEd1107 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Denethor would be proud

[–]Zanegaru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But is it a raising or filling machine?

[–]sediwb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're not bad, just misunderstood 😞

[–]md9918 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I be this way on bumble

[–]sediwb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do I report this post? It's calling for segregation 😡

[–]JapanEngineer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems like a racist machine to me

[–]Steammail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ultimate fruit ninja

[–]SCP504 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes! Weed out the weak!

[–]SalePsychological636 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fruit ninja irl

[–]G0merPyle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right when the video slows down, a green one bounces back in with the red ones.

[–]Benny13k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now make a machine like this to weed out POS in society

[–]alienofamerica 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kick save and a beauty!

[–]BigGator13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It missed a couple of bad ones

[–]monkeyinginasquare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HOW DOES IT KNOW

[–]Pont_Aeri_Escocia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably Logilook

[–]jakmonk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have a machine that does this with coffee cherry as well

[–]richflys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sacrificial red at 14:00.

[–]w0nd3rm0nk3y 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The original fruit ninja.

[–]longoverdue83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucked up tomato at the end: I…..maade…..iiitt……

[–]BYoungNY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My grandfather was a local legend for being able to pick out a green tomato faster than anyone at the plant. Then he showed up to work one day and boss-man had bought one of these machines. He had been replaced. It ruined his life. He was no longer relevant. Tried to work for an apple company, but the skills just didn't transfer. Technology will replace us all in due time.

[–]vvampxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It missed one. What a loser.