Labour shortage is an issue for farming around the globe and an expanding list of agricultural equipment manufacturers are looking to autonomous robots to provide a solution for their customers. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, Kuhn rolled out KARL — an autonomous 175 hp robot prototype capable of performing field work in broad acre production…. Read More

It’s bad news for weeds. Travelling at speeds of up to 18 km per hour, Garford says its Robocrop guided hoes will either pull out the pests or cut them down. In this report from Agritechnica 23, host Shaun Haney and Garford’s technical sales and marketing manager Allan Knight discuss how the U.K.-based company uses… Read More

Farmdroid, the autonomous seeding and weeding robot, began working Canadian soils in 2022. The solar-powered robots first landed in Canada with the ability to seed 30 different crops, including sugar beets and a range of vegetables. In this report from Agritechnica 23 at Hanover, Germany, FarmDroid’s Eddie Pederson notes that the evolving robot will now… Read More

Smart tractors need smart implements. That’s one of the challenges start-up autonomous tractor maker AgXeed is tackling as its AgBots move on to European farms. In this interview from Agritechnica ’23, AgXeed product specialist Nadine Bietenduvel shares how over the past five years the company has developed three AgBot models —  three-wheel, four-wheel and tracked… Read More

One of the keys to the evolution and adoption of agricultural robots is to ensure the machines can meet safety standards while working autonomously. At Agritechnica ’23 in Germany, French robot manufacturer Naïo Technologies announced that its robots will now be available with augmented autonomy — what the company describes as revolutionary technology that allows… Read More

Kubota expects to make fruit harvesting drones available to North American fruit farmers as early as 2025. The autonomous flying harvesters captured lots of attention at Agritechnica ’23 as the equipment manufacturer showed off the potential of its collaboration with technology developer Tevel. In this video interview with RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin, Kubota representative Sumit Joshi… Read More

SwarmFarm Robotics has launched a “dock and refill” option for autonomous robots. This advancement promises to untether equipment size from productivity by enabling robots to autonomously refill and refuel themselves, the company says. “Many people see the issue of farm equipment, like tractors, planters, and harvesters getting bigger and bigger and the inflexibility to customize… Read More

 

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