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EarthSense and TerraSentia

EarthSense and TerraSentia

Let’s take a moment to look at technology designed to gather data on the farm. The TerraSentia robot developed by EarthSense is just that. A robot who’s primary purpose or mission is to gather crop data, not just for the farmer, but for scientists, breeders, product developers, and agronomists.

Root AI

Root AI

Virgo by Root AI is a robotic arm that uses machine learning to identify when a crop is ripe and ready to harvest, and then with remarkable agility, maneuvers amidst other non-ripe crops, and carefully and gently harvests the crop.

Facebook AI powers John Deere robotics

Facebook AI powers John Deere robotics

Facebook is becoming active in the agricultural sector. As a company they build tools that can leverage massive amounts of data towards specific applications. In this case differentiating between weeds and desired plants, so that the former may be sprayed and the latter left to grow.

Resisting robots or embracing automation?

Resisting robots or embracing automation?

The automation debate is never just about technology, or business, but rather the relationship between robots and humans, and the way in which automation impacts the farm, and the extent to which farmers have influence or agency.

RoamIO

RoamIO

Korechi Innovation Inc seeks to make agricultural robots and automation as simple and accessible as possible. RoamIO is their first robot and the focus of their current development and marketing efforts.

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