27 May '17, 11am

Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry

Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry

This is however on the cusp of change. Agricultural robots and drones will help drive this transformation. Here, sensor-equipped agricultural robots will autonomously navigate through farms, continuously building up a detailed spatial map of data about specific plants. To enable this, however, agricultural machinery may have to undergo a fundamental transfiguration: large, fast, and heavy manned machine may have to be replaced with small, slow, and light autonomous robots. We are at the beginning of the beginning of this change. Indeed, there are numerous early-stage companies/projects or research groups who are developing such robots. Some examples are shown in the picture below. Surprisingly, many are already in commercial mode having sold hundreds of such agricultural robots. For more information, please refer to our report Agricultural Robots and Drones 2017-2027: Tech...

Full article: http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/11113/ag...

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