Agtonomy Unveils TeleFarmer Solution for Specialty Crop Farmers
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Agtonomy Unveils TeleFarmer Solution for Specialty Crop Farmers

Agtonomy, an ag tech software company providing climate-smart solutions for specialty crop farmers, announced its new TeleFarmer Solution that enables farmers to remotely execute labor-intensive field tasks such as weeding, spraying, mowing and transporting. The solution is intended for specialty crop farmers who are battling crippling labor shortages and associated rising costs. The global market for…

Scythe Robotics Raises $42M for Commercial Autonomous Mower
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Scythe Robotics Raises $42M for Commercial Autonomous Mower

Colorado-based Scythe Robotics, which develops advanced commercial-grade autonomous systems for professional landscapers, has announced it raised $42 million in Series B funding. The company said it will use the funding to help meet demand for more than 7,500 reservations for its fully electric, fully autonomous M.52 mower. With the latest financing, Scythe Robotics has raised…

Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo
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Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo

Pittsburgh-based Bloomfield Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence-driven plant imaging technology for use in specialty agriculture, has announced receiving investments from Kubota Corp. and Oeneo Group SA. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Kubota, which designs and manufactures agricultural tractors, said it is renewing its investment and strengthening its commitment to Bloomfield. The deeper relationship…

XAG Drones Earns Authorization to Spray in the U.K.
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XAG Drones Earns Authorization to Spray in the U.K.

China’s XAG has announced that its agricultural drones – P40 and V40 – have been granted operational authorization by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the U.K. for agricultural spraying operations. Through the efforts of XAG’s partner, AutoSpray Systems, drone spraying and spreading on farms has become legal in the U.K., giving farms the ability to…

John Deere Launches Electric Excavator, Precision Planter
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John Deere Launches Electric Excavator, Precision Planter

John Deere recently announced two new technologies aimed at helping agricultural operations and construction crews become more productive, profitable, and sustainable. The ExactShot planter and electric excavator were announced recently at CES 2023. ExactShot lets farmers reduce the amount of starter fertilizer needed during planting by more than 60%, John Deere said. The technology uses…

Raven Advances Autonomous Agriculture with Two Raven Autonomy Product Debuts
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Raven Advances Autonomous Agriculture with Two Raven Autonomy Product Debuts

Raven Industries debuted two new autonomous agriculture solutions at CNH Industrial’s Tech Day event in Phoenix, Ariz., in December 2022: the Driverless Tillage Solution and the Driver Assist Harvest Solution. These solutions aim to expand on the brand’s Raven Autonomy portfolio to provide additional support across the cash crop production cycle over multiple seasons. The new systems are the latest…

Stereolabs Launches 3D Camera Optimized for Outdoor Robots
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Stereolabs Launches 3D Camera Optimized for Outdoor Robots

December 7, 2022 Stereolabs, which develops 3D computer vision systems, has announced the launch of the ZED-X, a stereo camera specifically designed for robotic navigation and process automation in indoor and outdoor environments. The company said one of the most difficult problems for autonomous robots is how to safely navigate complex environments. Traditional navigation systems…

Freight Farms Raises $17.5M to Advance Container Farming
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Freight Farms Raises $17.5M to Advance Container Farming

Freight Farms, which manufactures container farms and automation software, has announced it raised $17.5 million in Series B3 funding. The new funding will let the company expand its mission to “empower anyone to grow food anywhere through its line of versatile, modular, and easy-to-use container farms and farm automation software.”

Irrigreen Launches Robotic Sprinkler System for Better Water Efficiency
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Irrigreen Launches Robotic Sprinkler System for Better Water Efficiency

Irrigreen, which develops robotic irrigation systems, has announced Irrigreen XP, a new sprinkler system that incorporates advanced robotics, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies. Irrigreen XP offers unprecedented precision watering and launches new functionality that predicts and adapts to changes in water pressure and flow.

 

AeroVironment Launches All-Electric UAS for Heavy Payloads, Longer Distances
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AeroVironment Launches All-Electric UAS for Heavy Payloads, Longer Distances

AeroVironment has announced the launch of its next-generation VAPOR Helicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the VAPOR 55 MX. With a completely redesigned modular autonomy framework, the VAPOR 55 MX enables increased endurance and expanded payload capacity to meet current and emerging needs of defense, commercial and industrial customers.

 

Case Study: Vietnam Farmer Deploys XAG Drone to Reduce Rice Production Costs
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Case Study: Vietnam Farmer Deploys XAG Drone to Reduce Rice Production Costs

Le Thanh Nguyen, a 62-year-old farmer who was born and raised in Tam Nong District of Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, now turns his seven hectares of rice farm with XAG drones. He had been farming in a traditional way for over 40 years since he was 15, but is now open to the new technology. He is one of the earliest farmers to adopt agricultural drones in rice production and a dedicated follower of drone solutions.