Get introduced to agricultural robots at ducksize
Which agriculture robots are available?
There are brilliant agriculture robots shown, however unfortunately many only a 'prototype' and are not yet commercial available. Therefore, ducksize created an overview where you can filter on the maturity state.
The functionality per agriculture robot is completely different from each-other. For example, there are weeding robots and fruit picking robots. And the characteristics per robot als differ on many other point. You can think about track width, power source and many more.
Agri-robot experience: Farmdroid FD20
Not 'just innovation', but this weeding robot is tackling an urgent need during COVID-19. Besides weeding, this robot is also able to do seeding. Basically, you bring the robot to the field in the beginning of the season and will remove it when the crops are ready for harvesting.
Key drivers to create agriculture robots
Executing work by robots is ongoing on many places. Simply think of a biscuit that you eat, 99% sure it's made by machines. Technical evolution and radical innovations are enabling robot development for agriculture. The key drivers for agriculture robots are:
Reduction of use of chemicals
Save labour costs
Reduce soil compaction
Kiss the ground: Inspiration for robots
This movie is a great inspiration to understand some basics about why and how to treat the soil well. This movie shows two main drivers:
The solution for global warming
Economical improvement for farmer
Kiss the ground is a movie that shows the possibilities by impressive results from various projects around the world. And because it's making the effect of taking care of the soil, tillage and soil compaction extremely visible, at least it can be an inspiration to reflect on the way of farming and treating the ground in your area.