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Nexus’ prototype R2-Weed2 system. (Nexus Robotics photo by Teric Greenan)

Feds back autonomous weederbot’s Halifax manufacturer

ACOA funding to support field-level trials

The federal government’s economic development agency for Atlantic Canada is putting up money for a new round of on-the-ground tests of a self-guided field-weeding robot. Halifax MP Andy Fillmore on Wednesday announced a $550,000 repayable investment from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Regional Economic Growth Through Innovation program for Halifax-based Nexus Robotics. Nexus, the […] Read more

Demonstrating the concept of supervised autonomy, here one operator is responsible for two Steiger tractors working together on the same job.

Autonomous tractors go into field trials

Case IH puts robotic tractors into 
farmers’ hands for “real-world” testing

Ever since its introduction in 2016 of the autonomous Magnum concept tractor at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa, Case IH has been showing the machine all around the world. In the process, brand staff say, they’ve been talking with farmers and customers about how the technology could be best used. Now Case IH reveals […] Read more

Reimer’s driverless tractor pulls alongside a combine in the field.

How to build a robotic tractor

A Manitoba farmer offers help to others who want to create an autonomous machine

This past year Manitoba farmer Matthew Reimer announced he had successfully built his own robotic tractor to pull a grain cart at harvest time. Fully autonomous farm equipment is something the big equipment brands haven’t yet offered customers. But, the reality is they could. Only one small thing is holding them back: the risk of […] Read more

This robot is  designed to work  fields on its own  and mechanically  kill weeds.

Robotic weed control

Deepfield Robotics is stamping out weeds, one at a time

The future of weed control could quite possibly be a convergence of cutting-edge robotics with good old-fashioned muscle. Deepfield Robotics may not be a common name in the field of agriculture, but the small start-up company has under development an innovative solution for weed control. While the company itself has no more than a couple […] Read more

fruit robot Cäser

“Fruit robot” is completely autonomous

Cäser, the new field robot, is designed to work in orchards 
and vineyards without the need for an operator

The number of orchard and vineyard workers in Europe may be set to drastically decline in the near future if the Cäser “fruit robot” becomes popular. Cäser is a small, totally autonomous robot designed specifically to perfrom typical orchard and vineyard chores. And the significance of this machine hitting the market stretches well beyond just […] Read more