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    ecoRobotix

    Published on Mar 3, 2017

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    These weed-killing robots could give big agrochemical companies a run for their money

    Published on May 25, 2018

    Smart weed-killing robots are here and they have to potential to disrupt the entire pesticide industry. EcoRobotix claims their robot could reduce the use of herbicide by 20%. Other examples include Blue River, a startup that develops smart agriculture equipment and University of Sydney, which has built its own entire series of agri-bots.

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    Ecorobotix smart weeding robot

    Published on Nov 2, 2018

    The first ever completely autonomous machine for a more ecological and economical weeding of row crops, meadows and intercropping cultures.

    20X LESS HERBICIDE
    Thanks to the precise detection and discriminating spraying of weeds.
    100% AUTONOMOUS
    Works up to 12 hours a day without a human operator – solar powered, no rechargeable batteries.
    130 KG OF SIMPLICITY
    Lightweight design minimises soil compaction – reliable, robust and non-hazardous.

    The robot works without being controlled by a human operator. It covers the ground just by getting its bearings and positioning itself with the help of its camera, GPS RTK and sensors. Its system of vision enables it to follow crop rows, and to detect the presence and position of weeds in and between the rows. Two robotic arms then apply a microdose of herbicide, systematically targeting the weeds that have been detected.

    Reliance on solar power makes the robot completely autonomous in terms of energy, even when the weather is overcast. As it adapts its speed to the concentration of weeds, it is most suitable for use in fields where the level of concentration is low to moderate, in order to cover the ground at a reasonable speed. We recommend using the machine after an initial standard application of herbicide, in order to replace subsequent applications and thus save an important amount of herbicide. The machine can be completely controlled and configured by means of a Smartphone app.

    Camera and artificial vision for steering and detection
    Navigation by GPS and sensors
    Electrical drive system
    Rapid robotic arms with sprayers
    WiFi

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