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What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis?
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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)

Three “Twofers” Down; Healthcare Robotics Next
First three of our aligned webcasts and research reports for 2014. (June 01, 2014)

Top 5 Agricultural Technologies 2014-2020
“Scientifically viable in 2015; mainstream in 2018; and financially viable in 2019.” (May 21, 2014)

What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis?
Robotics offers real-world solutions all along the global food supply chain. (April 30, 2014)

Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
North Carolina is at the center of a national debate about how the government should best approach the use of drones. (April 28, 2014)

First Drone Test Site Ready for Flights
North Dakota has become the first of six U.S. test sites for unmanned aircraft systems to be cleared for flights. Beginning the week of May 5, 2014, the site will begin agricultural research using the Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter. (April 22, 2014)

Is Robotic Milking a Viable Option for Farmers?
Researchers expect 20% of cows in Europe to be milked by robots in 2020. A new project is testing the economic viability of integrated cow grazing and robotic milking systems. (March 29, 2014)

Blue River Reaps $10M in New Funding for FarmBot
Weed-hunting algorithms stalk lettuce fields (March 23, 2014)



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