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Nexus Robotics advances its automated weeding technology

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-09 Wed 11:10
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Funding will help commercialize technology that addresses major challenges faced by farmers

September 9, 2020 - Halifax, Nova Scotia – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Agriculture is one of Atlantic Canada’s biggest exports and sources of economic activity; however, today’s farmers face significant challenges getting their products to market. Labour shortages, pesticides and global warming have all changed the way agricultural products are grown, harvested and distributed to consumers. To help facilitate the search for better solutions, the Government of Canada is supporting businesses that are finding creative ways for farmers to more easily grow and harvest their crops.

Turkey: High school students grow produce in a hydroponic greenhouse equipped with robotic systems

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:21
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High school students in Bartin, Turkey are learning about greenhouse production and high-tech greenhouse production know-how. As a part of the project, the students are learning about hydroponic production in a remote-controlled greenhouse. The students were involved in all parts of the production…

World’s largest agri robot tested in the US

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:28
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Experts from British research institute Rothamsted Research are currently testing the latest in artificial intelligence for farming. It is the world’s largest agricultural robot, the Field Scanalyzer. This international research centre focuses on strategic agricultural science, and trials on the Field…

ShopRite introduces Sally, the salad bar reinvented

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-27 Mon 23:36
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Customers at the ShopRite of Carteret, NJ, can order fresh salads with Sally the Salad Robot, which offers a contactless and individualized salad bar experience at a time when many people are looking for alternatives to traditional salad bars. Sally uses groundbreaking, advanced robotics and self-service technology to prepare and dispense made-to-order salads and healthy meals.

With a few taps of Sally’s screen, a customer can create a nutritional meal with favorite fresh ingredients that are safely protected in airtight, refrigerated containers. The fresh food robot contains 22 ingredients, including dressings, fruits, nuts, vegetables and proteins such as chicken, eggs and ham. Sally can combine two main base ingredients, up to six toppings and a dressing to make a custom salad, grain bowl or pasta salad. Sally also offers several chef-recommended recipes such as the Chicken Brown Rice Bowl or Cobb Salad, and users can view nutritional and calorie details for each ingredient. Customers can tailor that nutritional information to their own dietary needs by adding or subtracting ingredients from their order.

Fruit picking robots and vertical farming receive government funding

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:15
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A fruit picking robot scheme led by Saga Robotics in Lincoln will receive nearly £2.5 million as part of a new UK government funding initiative to drive efficiency in food production. The ‘Robot Highways’ project aims to act as a catalyst for a sustainable farming industry in the future by maintaining or…

Amazon expands its robot delivery trials to more states

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:14
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Amazon unveiled its six-wheel delivery robot, Scout, in January 2019, but has only been slowly expanding its field tests. After launching in a single neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington and then adding a larger site in Irvine, California last August, Scout is now undergoing trials in Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin, Tennessee, Amazon announced today.

Online event 'Picking robot technology for greenhouse fruit crops'

Submitted by Andrew Simard on 2020-Jul-20 Mon 09:29
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During the first edition of Studio RoboCrops, you will learn first-hand the key challenges identified by growers of cucumber, sweet peppers, eggplants and soft fruit, concerning the automation of their harvesting process. Which developers are currently working on commercial robots for a range of crops?…

Fruit picking robots receive funding boost

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:22
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An innovative project in Nottingham that converts carbon dioxide into clean animal feed is 1 of 9 pioneering agricultural technology projects set to benefit from £24 million of government funding. Science Minister Amanda Solloway said: "From robotics assisting our farmers in fruit picking, to technology…

Your next White Castle slider could be cooked by a robot

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:14
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While robotic short order cooks have been in development for a few years now, their use in actual customer-facing businesses has been largely restricted to either independent or gimmick restaurants. But that changes today as Miso Robotics, maker of F...

'Robotised gripper technology for bag palletising in confined spaces'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-13 Mon 09:17
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Palletizing bags in the tightest of spaces is always a challenge for automation engineers. Bremen-based company AKON Robotics has delivered a robot bag palletizing system to a customer in Austria, where a new gripper technology for bag palletizing is used in addition to the adaptation to the confined…

Pollinating robot looking to shake up $900m greenhouse tomato industry

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:43
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An Israeli company that has created an autonomous pollinating robot has started its first trials in Australia. Arugga AI Farming is hoping its technology can transform Australia's greenhouse farming sector, especially greenhouse tomatoes, which are currently pollinated by hand. Chief executive Iddo…

Bosch UK to work with Fieldwork Robotics to optimise robot crop harvesting technology

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:38
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Frontier IP, a specialist in commercialising intellectual property, today announces that Robert Bosch Limited ("Bosch") has entered into an agreement to work with portfolio company Fieldwork Robotics ("Fieldwork" or the "Company") to accelerate the development of its novel robot technology to harvest…

Coronavirus accelerates the rise of the robot harvester

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-03 Fri 12:08
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When UK farmers found themselves short-staffed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, the government launched a campaign urging the public to cover the shortfall and “Pick for Britain”. With the recruitment campaign struggling to convert applicants into farm workers and Brexit already disrupting the supply…

Norwegian strawberry picking robot popular due to covid crisis

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-02 Thu 09:21
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The corona pandemic has once again demonstrated how dependent agriculture is on seasonal workers, but Norwegian growers may get help from robots next year. For Norwegian growers, the development of autonomous robots cannot move quickly enough, especially now that many of them are struggling to find…

Coronavirus accelerates the rise of the robot harvester

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-01 Wed 10:55
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When UK farmers found themselves short-staffed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, the government launched a campaign urging the public to cover the shortfall and “Pick for Britain”. With the recruitment campaign struggling to convert applicants into farm workers and Brexit already disrupting the supply…