The Role of Robotics in Agrovoltaics: 5 Interesting Developments

While agrovoltaics is a promising strategy, it only works if the PV systems are properly utilized. That's where robotics comes into play. These five interesting developments have expanded the role of robotics in agrovoltaics & helped farmers optimize their solar technology.

The first robotics plant dedicated to agriculture to begin production in the American Midwest

A partnership between Solinftec, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) - and Still Waters Manufacturing combines the expertise of these three companies to manufacture the Solix robot, contributing to regional development in Indiana.

Support for fruit farmers: mobile robots harvest apples

KUKA and the Upper Bavarian company digital workbench have launched a cooperation at Agritechnica. The aim of the cooperation is a concrete product: a mobile harvesting robot to support fruit farmers during the apple harvest.

Aigen's $12M Series A Unleashes True-Solar Agriculture Robots

Funding from ReGen Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Cleveland Ave, Incite, and Susquehanna Private Equity Investments will scale Aigen's robotic fleet, launching on farms in Spring 2024.

Robotics Engineers Work to 'Bee' Part of the Climate Change Solution

The current prototype is a small, 3D-printed black plastic cube that's outfitted with four 2.5-inch propellors, a powerful camera, and a rechargeable lithium battery.

Aigen Unveils the World's First AI-Driven, Solar-Powered, Agricultural Robotics Service

The fossil fuel-free Aigen Element helps farmers reduce chemicals in food, and improve human and planetary health.

SIKO supports development project for autonomously operating harvesting vehicle in fruit orchards - Autonomous robot for harvesting apples

Measurement and sensor solutions from SIKO are not only found in established industrial applications, SIKO GmbH is also currently supporting an agricultural research and development project with two rotary encoders from its range for mobile machines.

Robotics Plus unveils autonomous modular vehicle to alleviate agriculture labour shortages

Multi-use, modular platform Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) automates tree and vine crop tasks, starting with intelligent spraying

Controlled Environment Agriculture: A Fertile Landscape for Robot Suppliers

A number of vendors were displaying robotic solutions at Greentech this year. These solutions ranged from newly introduced mobile harvesting robots, to more traditional stationary robots used for processes like transplanting, grading, and sorting.

Automated drones could scare birds off agricultural fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.

XAG promotes drones in Vietnam to boost rice farming while cutting fertilizer use

From direct seeding, pesticide spraying to fertilizer application, XAG's agricultural drones have seen its increasing popularity among rural youth who are keen to earn a decent salary as drone pilot.

Robot Solution for Automating the Lettuce Harvest

The lettuce's outer, or 'wrapper', leaves will be mechanically removed to expose the stem. Machine vision and artificial intelligence are then used to identify a precise cut point on the stem to neatly separate the head of lettuce.

Naïo Technologies Unsupervised Work of its Full Range of Robots

After 10 years' existence, Naïo Technologies is consolidating its status as the agricultural robotics leader by being the first company in the world to certify that its large scale agricultural robots will be operating unsupervised in fields from the spring of 2022!

Adaptive Swarm Robotics Could Revolutionize Smart Agriculture

The multidisciplinary research team believes that by utilizing swarm robotics to reduce soil compaction and working to avoid herbicide-resistant weeds through nonchemical methods of control, significant ecological and environmental benefits can be achieved.

Case Study - Asparagus Picking Agricobot

ST Robotics has been making and selling low cost bench top robots for 3 decades. Along the way we have been involved in a wide range of applications and projects. One application area is agriculture.

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