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Latest Agriculture News
Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring. (March 25, 2015)

Careful Robotic Hand Picks Its Way Through Technical, Competitive Challenges
A robotic hand developed at TU Delft copies biological movement to nimbly handle fruit for the growing international market. (March 21, 2015)

Can Agribotics Attract Young People Back to the Farm?
Lure of high-tech agriculture could reverse centuries of urban migration (February 04, 2015)

Modular Robot Platform Harvests Multiple High-value Crops
5-year EU program successfully combines sensing, manipulation, production and harvesting into single platform (January 30, 2015)

“Smart” Robot Cultivator to Speedily Eliminate Major Farm Nemesis: Weeds
Robot to remove weeds in commercial fields as carefully as gardeners pull weeds in their own backyard by hand. (January 23, 2015)

In-Depth Analysis
The Ultimate Guide to Agricultural Robotics
27 of the many agricultural robotics companies attempting to provide solutions for farming problems. (November 17, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 2014)

RTEX: Dubai Debuts Robot & Automation Expo
RTEX 2014 focused on those technologies of nearest and most benefit to the both the near-term and long-term UAE economy. (October 09, 2014)

Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition
Eight companies, including giants Amazon and Google, have formed the Small UAV Coalition to help shape the commercial regulatory environment and serve as an information resource to potential drone users. (October 03, 2014)

University of New South Wales Robotics Autonomous Seeder
The UNSW Robotics Autonomous Seeder, a light weight, modular, fully autonomous system, not only offers increased agricultural productivity, it also offers increased cost effectiveness and reduced impact on the environment by avoiding the over use of chemicals. It does so by achieving an unprecedented level of spatial accuracy (2-5 cm) via a suite of 12 high precision sensors. (September 30, 2014)

Harvest Automation HV-100
Harvest robots are helping customers solve the problems associated with the uncertainty of a workforce (availability, cost, overhead, etc.) Robots are deployed so that there is consistent and predictable quality and throughput at the beginning and end of each shift. (September 30, 2014)

Agricultural Drone Test Site in NY Receives FAA Approval
Griffiss airport in Rome, New York has become the fifth test site for research on small drones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Aug. 7, 2014. The FAA will use Canada’s PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform for its research, a drone that has a four-foot wingspan, weighs three pounds and carries a 2.2-pound payload. (August 08, 2014)

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest. (August 06, 2014)

Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
The merger's full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015. (July 30, 2014)

The Need to Substitute Robots for Migrant Farm Workers
Case study: From migrant labor to robots (June 19, 2014)



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