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Agriculture
First Drone Test Site Ready
Is Robotic Milking a Viable Option for Farmers?
Scott Technology: Revolutionizing Farms Worldwide


Latest Agriculture News
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)

Cäser Autonomous Fruit Robot Could Transform Agricultural Robotics
Cäser autonomous fruit robot travels predetermined routes through a field and performs a variety of tasks, including fertilizing, tillage, grounds care and transporting, and maintains accuracy of 2-3 cm. (March 10, 2014)

Carnegie Robotics Leading the Way in High-Speed Vision Systems
Carnegie Robotics' stereoscopic vision system was on the head of six of the eight top teams, including the Boston Dynamics Atlas robot, at the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. We go inside the system to see what separates Carnegie from others in the industry. (March 03, 2014)

Automatica 2014 Gives Field Robotics Top Billing
They seed, weed, fertilize and feed animals with increasing autonomy. (February 28, 2014)

Can Robotics Aid Australia’s Declining Industrial Base?
"We can borrow and build from what has already been developed." (February 26, 2014)

UK Allots $266M for New “Agri-Tech” Strategy
UK wants farmers and food producers to have access to the widest possible range of technologies. (February 26, 2014)

Scott Technology: Revolutionizing Farms Worldwide
Agriculture is a historically conservative industry. Mistakes can bruise or wipe out profits for multiple seasons. Scott Technology is helping farmers with its meat-processing and cow milking robots. (February 19, 2014)

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest. (February 13, 2014)

Cesar the LettuceBot Disrupts $1.4B Lettuce Market
LettuceBot not only replaces two dozen workers, but also improves production. (December 06, 2013)

$11.8M in Series “C” Funding for Harvest Automation
Harvest Automation closes on $11.75M Series C funding. (October 29, 2013)

Modernization Act Boon for Robot Food Handlers
Advantages that robots bring to food production are undeniably far ahead of what humans could similarly deliver. (October 05, 2013)

3D Robotics Zooms in on $30M in New Funding
Farmers are already allowed to use drones on their own land to survey crops, (September 26, 2013)

A View from the Berry Fields on Robot Automation
Robot manufacturers to foster the technical capacity of the agricultural community. (September 13, 2013)





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