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Robot farmers could improve jobs and help fight climate change – if they’re developed responsibly

Thorvald: an autonomous robot from Saga Robotics Matt Munro, Saga Robotics, Author providedFarming robots that can move autonomously in an open field or greenhouse promise a cleaner, safer agricultura...
23 June 2021, by , and

What Holland can teach Silicon Valley: a joint response to unpredictability

Combining drone imagery with weather data and planting schemes to forecast how much fresh vegetables a harvest is going to yield; that’s what predictive modelling intern Berend Klaver from TU De...
12 February 2021, by
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Empowering Farmers Through Root AI, with Josh Lessing

Robohub Podcast · Empowering Farmers Through Root AI In this episode, Abate interviews Josh Lessing, co-founder and CEO of Root AI. At Root AI they are developing a system that tracks data on the ...
19 October 2020, by

EU’s future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors

by Anthony King Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape....
25 August 2017, by

Udacity Robotics video series: Interview with Lewis Anderson from Traptic

Mike Salem from Udacity's Robotics Nanodegree is hosting a series of interviews with professional roboticists as part of their free online material....
11 August 2017, by

The agricultural labor conundrum

Instead of worrying so much about robots taking away jobs, maybe we should worry more about wages being too low for robots to even get a chance. Seasonal labor for harvesting agricultural products, p...
09 August 2017, by


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Tertill: A weed whacking robot to patrol your garden

Update: The response to Tertill’s crowdfunding campaign has amazed and delighted us! Pledges totalling over $250,000 have come from 1000+ backers. We're shipping to all countries, with over a fifth...
06 July 2017, by

UAV-based crop and weed classification for future farming

Crops are key for a sustainable food production and we face several challenges in crop production. First, we need to feed a growing world population. Second, our society demands high-quality foods. Th...

Farming (r)evolution

This article was originally published on IEC e-Tech. Click here to view the original post. Many advances in electric self‑driving car technology and robotics are transferring across to industrial...
12 May 2017, by

What’s slowing the use of robots in the ag industry?

Why are so many farm equipment manufacturers so heavily involved in the ag industry yet things are going so slowly in relation to robotics? Perhaps farmers need to first incorporate the digital era ...
11 May 2017, by

Vertical farms profiled on CBS Morning News

CBS News profiled a New Jersey vertical farm providing baby kale, arugula, spinach and romaine to nearby Newark and NYC groceries. They boast 130 times more productivity, 95% less water and no pest...
05 April 2017, by

Collaborating machines and avoiding soil compression

Soil compression can be a serious problem, but it isn't always, or in all ways, a bad thing. For example, impressions made by hoofed animals, so long as they only cover a minor fraction of the soil s...
17 March 2017, by
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RoboUniverse 2016: Agricultural Robotics, with Dan Harburg and Matthew Borzage

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews two speakers from the Agricultural track of the RoboUniverse 2016 conference in San Diego: Dan Harburg of Soft Robotics Inc. and Matthew Borzage of BioTac. Bo...
04 February 2017, by

How will farmers and robots work together?

Let's assume, for a moment, that the vision I've laid out in this blog is ridiculously successful, and, over the next few decades, robotic devices take over all aspects of tending land and crops and h...
03 February 2017, by

Views and forecasts about robotics for the ag industry

At RoboUniverse in San Diego, agricultural robots and the labor shortage were quickly identified as the biggest issues facing the industry today. Water scarcity and field health were other key issues ...
31 January 2017, by

Into the deep: Underwater machines keep an eye on climate change

The shells on crustaceans and molluscs off the Norwegian Atlantic coast are not as thick as they once were. This is because of ocean acidification, where increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphe...
26 January 2017, by

How regenerative agriculture and robotics can benefit each other

I've come around to the view that the best and most inclusive term for high-concept farming which is both sustainably productive and ecologically responsible is Regenerative Agriculture. It implies al...
25 January 2017, by

How AR technology can help farmers stay relevant

I've long believed that Augmented Reality (AR) and robotics are closely related. Both model their environments to some degree. Robotics uses that model to guide the behavior of a machine, whereas AR u...
19 January 2017, by

Rising need for nursery, indoor and vertical farming

To meet rising food demands from a growing global population, over 250 million acres of arable land will be needed – about 20% more land than all of Brazil. Alternatively, agricultural production wi...
28 November 2016, by

Keeping a robotic eye on pollution

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENcwT8mgDvg[/embed] By Ethan Bilby. Field robots and plane-based remote sensors can patrol the earth and the sky to monitor the gases that cause climate ch...
19 November 2016, by

Digital farms are already a reality

Farmers, ranchers and growers the world over are transitioning to precision agricultural methods, i.e., subdividing their acreage into many unique sub-plots -- in some cases right down to the indivi...
10 November 2016, by

Swarms of precision agriculture robots could help put food on the table

Swarms of drones will help farmers map weeds in their fields and improve crop yields. This is the promise of an ECHORD++ funded research project called ‘SAGA: Swarm Robotics for Agricultural Appli...
21 October 2016, by , and

Top 10 technologies in precision agriculture

PrecisionAg's editor Eric Sfiligoj has prepared a list of the top 10 technologies that are shaping precision ag today. Most involve some level of robotics, navigation, sensors and variable rate dispe...
14 September 2016, by

Case IH displays new cab-less concept tractor

Case IH (Case New Holland International Harvester) displayed their new cab-less tractor at a farming show in Iowa. The presentation was to show off what they hope will be the future: an autonomous...
06 September 2016, by

Could RoboBees help save food supplies? (video)

Originally pioneered at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, in collaboration with Northeastern University, RoboBees are inspired by nature and designed for an important reason: wild pollinators -- such as...
08 August 2016, by

Robots for a sustainable future

Climate change is one of the greatest issues facing the world today. With temperatures rising to their highest point in 4,000 years due to human activity and monthly average carbon dioxide levels exce...
15 July 2016, by
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Ladybird, with James Underwood

Transcript below. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews James Underwood from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. Underwood discusses his work on an autonomous vegetable harvesting ...
21 May 2016, by

Protecting European wine: Vinbot rover optimises harvest and quality

by Fintan Burke With warmer winters and drier summers, climate change might even be having an effect on your favourite bottle of wine. Winemakers are already witnessing changes. In...
13 May 2016, by

Farming with robots

Farmers are increasingly under pressure to feed more people. The UN predicts that the world population will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growing population has become picki...
04 May 2016, by

Showcasing New Zealand AgTech: Bringing automation and robotics to the farm

New Zealand’s government innovation agency Callaghan Innovations and Silicon Valley’s innovation non-profit SVForum organized Transforming AgTech, an event bringing together New Zealand and US a...
27 April 2016, by and







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