The global market for agricultural robots is forecast to exceed $5 billion by 2024, according to a report.
The Global Agriculture Robots Market Report, published by Variant Market Research, predicts the global market will reach $5,214 million by 2024 from $968 million in 2016 – growing at an annual rate of 23.4 per cent from 2016 to 2024.
Agricultural technology startup company Abundant Robotics to launch a robot with a taste for apples
SRI International, a technology research organisation, is to spin-out and launch Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company focused on helping make nutritious foods such as apples and other tree fruits more accessible.
Abundant will commercialize and build on several years of research initiatives in agricultural robotics at SRI.
The technology is mature and ready for the field, say experts
Advanced engineering could be the solution for the sustainable intensification of agriculture, as technology for producing service robots reaches maturity.
Experts in robotics from University of Cambridge, University of Lincoln and Harper Adams University will be discussing the latest developments during Agri-Tech East’s Pollinator event on 11 October 2016.
The UK’s first national agricultural technology business plan competition has been won by a lettuce-picking robot
It is estimated that over 60 per cent of the production cost of a lettuce is in the manual harvesting. Automating this process would allow producers to be more competitive and respond faster to demand.
SoftHarvest, working closely with G’s Growers, one of the UK’s largest vegetable producers, has developed a robotic handler with vision recognition that is set to revolutionise this £300 million market across the UK, France and Spain.