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ARM Project

by   -   November 11, 2011

Pure science is an integral part of robotics and often leads to solutions for strategic needs for an audience of willing buyers. Here are a few examples of that process from companies with products scheduled to hit the marketplace in the next four years.
Harvest Automation

  • Servicing ornamental horticulture market ($35 billion industry)
  • Focused on nurseries and greenhouses and their continual need to move potted plants
  • Each robot to produce 10,000 hours of production and do the work of one laborer
  • Will be in field beta testing in 2012; full rollout of commercial product in 2013
  • This year’s field testing quite successful
  • More than 10 prospective nursery clients signed on to be test sites and contributed to the development process
  • Fully venture funded until 2015 projected profitability



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