30 Jul 2020
Autonomous robotic weeding: trends, technologies, players
This is the 4th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics.
In this article we consider the trends towards autonomous robotic weeding enabled by AI based vision technology and navigational autonomy.
30 Jan 2020
Towards Fleets of Robots in the Fields
Naio Technologies SAS Dino robot is designed to make vegetable weeding on large-scale vegetable farms easier. Its main asset is that it works autonomously. The company recently closed a €14 million Series A funding round.
15 Mar 2018
Agricultural robotics and drones: diversity of functions, forms
Our research, published in Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players, describes how robotics is transforming the world of agriculture. Indeed, our previous articles have described agricultural robotics and drones could become a $28Bn and $35B industry by 2028 and 2038, respectively. In this article, we seek to demonstrate the diversity of functions, forms and fortunes that exists, and will continue to exist, in agricultural robotics.
8 Jan 2018
Mobile robots: key to success lies in fleet productivity
Autonomous mobile robots are causing a paradigm shift in the way we envisage commercial and industrial vehicles.
26 May 2017
Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry
Agriculture is one of the world's least digitized major industries. This is however all about to change. Indeed, data acquisition and analytics companies are already a hot topic, and as such are subject to growing capital investments. This trend is captured in the figure below.
22 Sep 2016
Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business
Crop protection, chemicals and robotics at first appear totally unrelated, yet IDTechEx Research finds that steady improvements in agricultural robotics will, slowly but surely, fundamentally alter the crop protection chemicals business.
8 Jul 2016
Naio Technologies is a French start-up focused on agriculture robots. They expect a turn-over of 1m Euros this year, putting ahead of many others in terms of current commercial success.
8 Jul 2016
We recently caught up with Mr Andrew Bate, CEO and co-founder of SwarmFarm Robotics, an Australian agricultural robotics company that launched only just a few months ago but also has some commercial operations.