Curious, enthusiastic and sceptical farmers welcomed Dot Technology Corp (Dot) to eastern Canada this week as the company rolled out an autonomous row crop planter prototype at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Dot has been a Western Canada phenomenon as Norbert Beaujot, founder of Saskatchewan-based SeedMaster Manufacturing and Dot Technology Corp, has quickly created a buzz… Read More

Making its eastern Canada debut, Dot — along with SeedMaster — will unveil a new prototype for a planter at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, at Woodstock, Ont., September 10 to 12. “When Dot first launched, we had many farmers asking when they would see an autonomous planter added to our lineup,” says Norbert Beaujot, founder… Read More

Ag in Motion attendees had a chance to see Dot — the autonomous robotic power platform — operate at Langham, Sask., this week. Dot has made appearances across different tradeshows since its original debut and launch in 2017, but this time, it brought a fertilizer spreader along – the latest of its attachments. Exciting to… Read More

When most people think of robotics, they probably don’t imagine dairy parlours or farm fields. In this episode of Food Bubble, host Andrew Campbell takes us to those very places, as he investigates the role of robots in food production, from milking systems to automated field work. Dairy Lely Canada’s Tony Brazda first became interested… Read More

It’s Friday, or as RealAgriculture’s Ontario field editor, Lyndsey Smith puts it — FriYAY! For today’s RealAgRadio show, host Shaun Haney has Rob Saik, DOT’s new retail CEO on the program to discuss his new position with the company. The pair also talk about Saik’s recent trip to Toronto to talk with government officials about what… Read More

Field testing is slated to begin this week on a prototype 120-foot sprayer designed to be loaded onto the DOT field robot for autonomous spraying. Pattison Liquid Systems — based at Lemberg, Saskatchewan — showcased its Connect PLU (Pattison Liquid Unmanned) S120 sprayer at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last week. It’s the first… Read More

After unveiling its autonomous field work platform last summer, Saskatchewan-based DOT Technology Corp has opened up a program for potential customers to reserve spots in the production line for the machine. The sister company to SeedMaster sent an email to prospective purchasers this week, explaining how to get in line to buy the U-shaped robot…. Read More

The launch of the autonomous DOT Power Platform this week was the result of a three year quest to make farm equipment more efficient in the context of the labour shortage in farming, says Norbert Beaujot. The U-shaped robot is attracting plenty of attention at Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan, with crowds watching as… Read More