"Grow food production, by smaller machinery"
Vision: From size XL to XS
You eat. You eat thanks to evolution from hunting to man- or animal-powered field farming, to tractors and agriculture machinery. Today, a singel farmer can harvest thousands of kilos per hour. But this kind of machinery is designed for uniform fields and does impact the soil. Ten elephants are less heavy than a sugar beet harvester. Therefore, ample of room for further evolution to create more efficient and ecological friendly approach.
New technology enable 'ducksize' robots
And why would technology trends bypass agriculture? Plant specific 'big data', recognition of diseases by 'artificial intelligence' and 'automated' operations. More can be harvested per square meter, in a more ecological way.
Within this new dimension, technologies enable a friendly disruptive approach by unmanned and ultralight small vehicles ...Let's image for now, vehicles at ducksize. Don't worry if it can do the job, did you every see a duck operating alone?
Why creating the website ducksize.com?
Knowledge sharing. It's that simple.
Being interested in the agriculture robots, the creation of website on some fundamentals is a great way to capture it. And let's for sure not exaggerate: This website can capture some basic and preliminary information about the robots. However, matching the agriculture technology to the specific needs of each unique farm ... that cannot nailed down on a website. If you have such a question, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm curious to understand ongoing challenges on this topic and can forward you to someone in my network (or perhaps I can help you straight-away).
About the author
I'm Corné Rispens, the founder of ducksize in The Netherlands. The website is a result of two big passions and the daily news:
Agriculture, where I've been raised.
Technology, where I've my career. See my LinkedIN.
Daily news, about global population growth and climate impact
Looking to global industry trends, I've no doubt on a significant increase in AgTech and specifically these 'autonomous robotic tractors'. In order to help us, on e.g. weeding but also on activities that we do not foresee yet for this smaller machinery. The smaller machinery will help us to meet growing demand for more and more sustainable food production.
On any questions or suggestion you may have, I would be glad get in contact. You can use the contact form below.
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