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Latest Agriculture News
Apple Orchards Ripe for this Robot Picker
He is pleased with the progress that’s been made and optimistic that a prototype could be commercialized in the near future. (July 23, 2015)

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth. (May 27, 2015)

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Strawberries aren't the easiest fruit to pick -- for humans or robots -- but the industry sees value in automation. (May 05, 2015)

Spanish Cluster Tries to Lower Precision Farming Costs
At RoboBusiness Europe 2015, one panelist explained why industrial automation is needed to feed the world. (April 30, 2015)

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
At this year's conference, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry. (April 24, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 2015)

GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
The round GuardBot robot has a rugged design and potential military and civilian applications. (April 03, 2015)

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)



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