Your problem falls into the category of problems that involves a decent amount of uncertainty in results. And since you have a broad scope (like weather forecast, stock price prediction, winner prediction in a football game or so) which doesn't fall under a specific business domain, it makes it a lot trickier to provide a prediction/forecast with conviction.
Given that the algorithm for vector clocks is defined such that any process increases one of the values in the vector it should be impossible for any two distinct VC to have the same value.
However, there is obviously the trival case of comparing a message with itself, when you would of course expect the VC to be equal as they are duplicates of each other.
You can break this down into three problems
Gathering the information about the tree
Making software which can identify which branches to prune
Making a robot that can interact with the tree successfully.
1 and 2 are perfectly reasonable tasks.
You can photograph each tree from a number of angles and process that information into a 3d map of the tree
It is the combination of sequential steps (these steps can be calculations, data processing, and reasoning tasks) use to resolve a problem in a very simple and efficient way.
It is designed most efficiently that it can be expressed within a finite amount of space and time. we can implement it in any programming language.
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