This report offers insight, analysis, and industry news on the convergence of agribotics, smart farming, Farming 4.0, and the Internet of Things in agriculture.
From 7 billion people to 9 billion by 2050!
Three grand challenges face a rapidly-growing world population: decreasing resource availability, increasing demand for nutritionally-sound, globally relevant diets, and the increasing fragility of the global distribution system.
We need to produce 25% more food from the same amount of acreage to feed all 9 billion of us. Can robots, automation and digital farming mitigate the food burden looming on the horizon?
What’s field robotics up to? What technologies are headed toward our farms, fields and orchards today and tomorrow.
It’s an industry on the grow with new tech alliances, fascinating robotics, and new-age farming techniques. It’s an industry also drawing lots of investment interest…and money!
Table of Contents
Patience is a virtue
Auto-steering & Autonomous Vehicles
300,000 already equipped!
Benefits & drivers
Autonomous Tractor Corporation
Case IH Agriculture
Important benefits not purely economic
Agribotics and “Fruit Pickin’ Good”
Interview with Gad Kober
Drones: Farmer’s Best Friend
Encouraging regulatory environment
Lettuce growing on the second floor?
Green Sense Farms
Others of note
As IEEE Spectrum chimes in
Panasonic’s tomato-harvesting robot
Precision agriculture and IoT