12 Oct 2020
Pontifax AgTech Closes $302 Million Food and AgTech Fund
Firm's Second Fund Oversubscribed, Hits Hard Cap
5 Sep 2020
Forte Projects LLC
Forte is partnered with Best Circuits and VMG to manufacture an electric motor pump relevant for battery cooling in heavy-duty electric vehicles.
16 Aug 2020
Robotic implements: weeding and beyond
This is the 5th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics.
In this brief article we consider the trends towards vision enabled precision implements (tractor be pulled) enabling ultraprecision site-specific action such as precision weeding.
31 Jul 2020
Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture & Mining
Join Dr Peter Harrop in his latest presentation on Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture & Mining, a $100 Billion Market Soon.
8 Jul 2020
Electric Vehicles in Agriculture: Now is the Time
Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. This is a drill-down from the popular report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2020-2030".
1 Jun 2020
Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If
Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will drive a deep and transformative change in the agricultural world during the coming decades. Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans.
21 May 2020
A Dutch company that is doing its trials in Australia using off the shelf tractor, a Fendt 936 and even a John Deere 8R, equipped with an autonomic system from PROBOTIQ (a subsidiary of Precision Makers).
19 May 2020
FarmWise is based in San Francisco and has raised $20M (there are 55 people now. Established in 2017). It seeks to offer to robotics together with AI-based services. Its tech roadmap is to go from autonomous weeding to plant-level farming data to autonomous farming.
19 May 2020
Blue River Technology
Blue River Technology is one of the best funded automated agricultural robotic companies. It has raised $30.35 in two rounds of Series A and B from 2012 to 2015. Its investors include Khosla Ventures, Syngenta Ventures and Monsanto Growth Ventures which are the venture arms of Syngenta and Monsanto, respectively. It was acquired by John Deere for $305M in 2017.
14 Feb 2020
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies
Vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining CAM have become one industry served by giants such as Caterpillar, CNH Industrial, John Deere and Komatsu but also small businesses making the new requirements such as drone systems and weeding and mine survey robots.
16 Dec 2019
Escapers from Peak Car
At the recent Future of Transportation Conference in Vienna (Dec 2019), most speakers were warning of the impending severity of peak car.