Industrial automation is coming to agriculture, with precision agriculture managed by drones. Meanwhile, back on the ground, a handful of companies are making notable progress using robots to thin vegetables and eliminate weeds.
One of the most successful U.S. companies appears to be Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Blue River Technology, which in December raised $17 million in venture capital in a Series B funding round led by the Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund with participation from Monsanto Growth Ventures and Syngenta Ventures.
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