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Autonomously Transporting Crops, with Suma Reddy

Suma Reddy discusses crop transportation with autonomous mobile robots made by Future Acres.
21 February 2022, by
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Robots-as-a-Service, with Afshin Doust

Robohub Podcast · Robots-as-a-Service In this episode, Lilly interviews Afshin Doust, CEO of Advanced Intelligent Systems. Doust explains the company’s modular, robots-as-a-service subscription ...
24 February 2021, by
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Robotic Weeding and Harvesting, with Chris McCool and Chris Lehnert

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Chris McCool and Chris Lehnert about different projects that relate to agriculture at the Queensland University of Technology. McCool speaks about a large r...
19 August 2018, 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

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

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



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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

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

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

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

10 essential skills for roboticists

What Type of Person Works in Robotics? Roboticists are a combination of opposites. As specialists, we are skilled in the fine details of our respective specialisms. As generalists, we are able to se...
07 January 2016, by and

Are agricultural robots ready? 27 companies profiled

Agriculture is one of our most important industries. It provides food, feed and fuel necessary for our survival. With the global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural production...
12 November 2014, by

Migration from Mexico to U.S. is tapering off. How does this impact farmers?

A recent newsletter from Harvest Automation, the start-up company that produces robots that move potted plants at nurseries and greenhouses, cites two very revealing trends regarding migrant workers....
26 June 2014, by
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Zero Tillage Robotics, with Peter Corke

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Professor Peter Corke from Queensland University of Technology, about the fast-tracking research that will see robots planting, weeding, maintaining and har...
02 May 2014, by

Urban vegetable garden system with LED lighting

Keystone Technology's LED vegetable garden system is a cultivation system for indoor plant factories that uses LED lighting instead of sunlight. The most defining feature of the system on display at t...
10 March 2014, by

UAV innovation is in the Cloud; 3 precision Ag innovations to watch for in 2014

Did you know that the world’s population is set to increase from seven billion people to more than nine billion in the next 40 years? In order to meet this growing demand, agricultural producers wil...
12 November 2013, by

From precision farming to autonomous farming: How commodity technologies enable revolutionary impact

The popular conception of farming as low-tech is woefully out of date. Modern farmers are high-tech operators: They use GIS software to plan their fields, GPS to guide field operations, and auto-steer...
11 November 2013, by

Transformational robotics and its application to agriculture

No, this is not about shapeshifting robots, come to save or destroy Earth. It is about transforming the contexts within which robotic technologies are applied, and about practicing robotics with the i...
25 October 2013, by

Harvey: A working robot for container crops

Two robots follow boundary markers on either side of an irrigation pipe. Photo credit: Harvest Automation. In mid-2012, four HV-100 robots from Harvest Automation achieved an elusive milestone in rob...
23 October 2013, by

A conversation with Henri Seydoux

A growing business within Parrot S.A., (PARRO:EUROLIST B) is their AR.Drone line of products, parts and software. Their first quadcopter product was developed internally by (1) observing the $1 billio...
03 May 2013, by

Xconomy Forum’s final word about robots and jobs

At the Xconomy Forum held in Palo Alto earlier this week, the focal topic was "Robots Remake the Workplace." It was expected that the jobs issue would permeate the event. Do robots take away jobs? Ins...
12 April 2013, by







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