From addressing labor shortages to increasing crop yields, agribots are set to aid farmers next year.
This week saw variations across the robotics funding landscape, artificial intelligence support companies and Internet of Things systems.
The U.S., China, and other nations are looking to make the most of their AI opportunity in the races for self-driving cars and the world’s fastest supercomputer.
Consumers worldwide have different expectations for tabletop grapes than for wine grapes, so harvesting robots must use machine learning to pick the right ones and ensure quality.
AI funding takes the top seed this week, but self-driving cars and drones stay in the game.
Poised to become a critical partner in the world of precision agriculture, IoT will be a huge driver of increased efficiency and waste reduction.
With fewer people farming (only 2 percent of the U.S. population) on a generally non-expanding chunk of tillable land and with more mouths to feed expanding exponentially, everyone realizes that something must be done well before the global population balloons to 9 billion from its current 7 billion.
SRI International spins out newbie Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company with vacuum-based robot harvester.
Forecasts for the worldwide agribotics market predict a whopping increase from $3 billion in 2015 to $16.3 billion by 2020. Reverse migration: back to the farm…with a smile Farms could be one of the first places on earth where robots and humans could learn to live together in harmony. Harmony that is so transformative…