Category Archives: Agriculture

Bosch Launches Plantect

Bosch Corporation, a subsidiary of Bosch Group is launching into the agricultural sector with the arrival of Plantect. Using sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, sunlight, and carbon dioxide in a greenhouse, the Plantect system then transfers the data to the … Continue reading

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Tertill: A Weed Whacking Roomba For Your Garden

Massachusetts based Franklin robotics has created a weed killing robot named Tertill. The robot has solar panel on top and uses a weed whacker on the bottom to remove the tiny weeds.  No need to plug it or recharge it. Tetrill … Continue reading

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Ladybird

In Australia, the University of Sydney has been working on a solar powered farming robot named Ladybird for several years. One of Ladybirds chief creators, Professor Salah Sukkarieh states: Ladybird focuses on broad acre agriculture and is solar-electric powered. It has … Continue reading

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Is Farming Ready for Robots?

Starting in 2009 we started seeing hints of robotic farming equipment.  Arduino forum user Lance posted about his automating a combine harvester. Lance was able to get the harvester to stay within 3 inches of the desired path which is … Continue reading

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SwagBot The Robotic Cowboy

SwagBbot is a robot created by Salah Sukkarieh for the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR).  Salah Sukkarieh is also a professor  of robotics at Sydney University. SwagBot has many capabilities like towing, monitoring animals, herding, the ability to handle … Continue reading

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