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Harvest Automation
Harvest Automation Inc. engages in developing robots for material handling activities. The company was formerly known as Q Robotics and changed its name to Harvest Automation Inc. in 2008.

Harvest Automation Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts.Harvest developes approaches to automating a variety of traditionally manual labor tasks based on mobile robot technology. Teams of small machines work with laborers to perform physically demanding parts tasks to resolve acute manual labor problems across multiple industries, starting with Agriculture.


Contact Info
85 Rangeway Road
Billerica, MA, 01450
United States
Company Leadership

Charles Grinnell, Co-Founder
Joseph Jones, Co-Founder
Chas Douglas, CFO
Ben Flaumenhaft, VP of Operations

Market Segments

Harvest Automation in the News
Harvest has just launched a Partner Program with a select group of Nursery & Greenhouse growers that includes field-testing of product prototypes.
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Harvest has developed a new approach to automating a variety of traditionally manual labor tasks based on mobile robot technology.

News & Events

Harvest Automation raises $7.8 million more for plant-toting robots
Boston Globe — Nov 2011 (View Article)

These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For
Wired.com — Nov 2011 (View Article)

Harvest Automation Raises $7.8M Series B Financing
HAI Press Release — Nov 2011 (View Press Release)

Strong Demand in Industry for Harvest Automation’s First Product
HAI Press Release — Aug 2011 (View Press Release)

Container-moving robots
Greenhouse Management — July 2011 (View Article)

Charles Grinnell: Turning Robots into Teammates
Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech — March 2011 (View Interview)

Is There a Place for Robots in Nursery Production?
Nursery Management — March 2011 (View Article)

Harvest Automation Secures Additional Funding and Announces Advisory Board
— Founder Collective joins Series A investor syndicate

HAI Press Release — September 2010 (View Press Release)

Harvest has a Straightforward Vision.
Xconomy — June 2010 (View Article)

Leaving the Heavy Lifting to Harvest
Boston Herald — May 2010 (View Press Release)

Harvest Opens Billerica Site
Mass High Tech —  May 2010 (View Article)

Venture Firms Looking for Exits Worcester Business Journal — February 2010 (View Article)

HAI Announces Series A Financing
HAI Press Release — September 2010 (Press Release)

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