Daily Archives: December 4, 2019

Thorvald was created by scientists from the University of Lincoln, in partnership with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.  Its creators originally envisaged the robot as a mobile lab assistant, allowing them to conduct experiments designed to improve efficiency, sustainability...
The Swiss startup ecoRobotix took a different approach to weeding. The company developed an autonomous robot that uses scan-and-spray technology. The way the system works is that the AI software analyses a camera feed and spots weeds on the ground, prompting...
San Francisco-based startup FarmWise has started production of its first generation of autonomous weeding robots after successful tests in 2018 and has already secured bookings for 2019. The company says the robot can help farmers reduce their reliance on chemical weedkillers. Meanwhile,...
Mamut is a new AI-powered autonomous robot prototype that can map and navigate in an unstructured, natural environment. It can alter its route depending on changes in plant and crop growth as well as inspect and monitor high-value crops...
The Australian robotics startup Agerris has raised $4.6 million to further develop the abilities of its SwagBot farming robot. The key improvement is the adoption of AI software that runs the machine, instead of the previous remote-controlled system. The robot will...
The French robotics firm Naïo Technologies romoves weeds in large open fields. Its autonomous robot Dino performs hoeing and weeding operations, preventing weeds from stealing water and nutrients needed for plants. The four-wheeled robot that weighs 800 kg is...
Fendt and the Ulm University of Applied Sciences teamed up to develop a seed planting robot named Fendt Xaver. Thanks to funding provided by the European Union, the duo created technology that enables farmers to deploy a swarm of small...
Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that soil testing can help farmers...
R&D company Octinion from Leuven (Belgium) presents its fully autonomous strawberry picking robot during trade fair Fruit Logistica in Berlin. After 5 years of development, it is the first company in the world to market this piece of innovation....
Weeding can be time-consuming and hard work, which is why the tech startup Franklin Robotics has come up with a solution. This US company developed a 1.1-kg-heavy robot called Tertill that independently moves through the garden and trims. Tertill...

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