The increasing cost in production forces the agricultural sector to innovate continuously. Where other markets find a solution in upscaling, the Flemish and Dutch market need an alternative solution. Because the agricultural areas are smaller and more fragmented; upscaling is economically impossible.
CIMAT is a new Interreg Flanders-The Netherlands project focusing on the development of small-scale and versatile agro-robots that move towards a more sustainable agriculture. This development will move away from upscaling and focus on electrically powered robots that are modular to fit all needs of the farmer. As partner in this project, Octinion will continue the development on Titanion, the outdoor platform.
The project is called CIMAT, which is short for Catalyst for Innovative Mechatronic in Agricultural Technology.