Farming & Robotics

Farming and Robotics

 

Robotics are allowing farmers to be more efficient, and productive when managing crops.

The world population is expected to hit a whopping number of 9 billion by 2050. What is expected to follow is a dramatic rise in agricultural production, doubling to meet the coming demand. This need has caused farmers to turn to robotics as a solution for the coming future.

Now you have probably heard of how people across various industries are using robotics to disrupt their respective industries. Customer service, packaging and shipping, manufacturing, and transportation are all industries soon to be hiring more robot employees.

Nevertheless, the growing population, rise of AI and new developments in robotics has caused the world of agriculture robotics to explode with innovation.

Examples for Startups working on Farming Robotics

Ecorobotix Powered by the sun, this lightweight GPS, fully autonomous drone has the ability to use its solar power to run all day. The robot uses its complex camera system to target and spray weeds.

Because of its very precise arms, the robot uses 90% less herbicide, making it 30% cheaper than traditional treatments. A fleet of these robots could easily replace human farm labor down the road.

https://www.ecorobotix.com

 

Blue River LettuceBot2 Mentioned in the name, these robots are the perfect tools for farmers and their lettuce crops. With its imaging system, the LettuceBot2 is a popular tool in the agriculture world that attaches itself to a tractor to thin out lettuce fields as well as prevent herbicide-resistant weeds.  

Again, because of this robot’s ability to be precise, it uses 90% less herbicide on crops.

http://www.bluerivertechnology.com

Naio Technologies have a host of robots that not only act as the perfect farm hand using techniques that preserve and protect the local environment.

The robots have the ability to weed, hoe, and assist during harvesting. As stated by the team, “We want to provide all participants in the agriculture process with access to the latest technology, to help grow healthier, more abundant and environmentally friendly crops.”

https://www.naio-technologies.com

 

Agribotix: Drones will play a huge role in monitoring large areas of crops. Agribotix is a low-cost tool for farmers, to collect crop data over time, or in real-time.

From taking precise aerial photos to recording video, the company’s collection of drones even has infrared sensors that can measure the health of crops while in the air.

https://www.ageagle.com

 

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