A robotic solution to horticultural labour shortages is being developed to help secure the availability of the UK’s favourite salad veg – the lettuce.
A new robotic mechanism has been developed by scientists from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences for picking and trimming mushrooms. The team showed its effectiveness in the automatic harvesting of button mushrooms.
Skoltech scientists have created a new monitoring system for agricultural applications that performs real-time image segmentation on board the drone to identify hogweed. The research was published in a high-profile journal, IEEE Transactions on Computers.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who recently won the Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize in 2021, got a good indication that their efforts were paying off when a judge offered to have his company associate join them for an early demonstration.
A gardener expecting the juiciest summer tomato crop might tend to every plant in a plot. However, that may not be the case with a farmer who toils to feed the world.
Besides enabling more potent smartphones and higher download speeds while riding the subway, cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and wireless communications are on the verge of revolutionizing well-established industrial fields.
Researchers have assessed whether drones can spray pesticides better than conventional technologies in terms of cost, capacity, and management efficiency.
AppHarvest, Inc., a leading AgTech company and Certified B Corp focused on farming more sustainably using 90 percent less water than open-field agriculture and only recycled rainwater, announced today that it has acquired Root AI, an artificial intelligence farming startup that creates intelligent robots to help manage high-tech indoor farms.
Robotics4EU, a three-year project funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, is releasing two surveys to support the project implementation and its goal: to boost a wider adoption of robotics in Europe.
How important is technology to understand climate change and protect the environment? I-Seed project will combine bioinspired soft robotics, material science and artificial intelligence to develop new innovative robots mimicking plant seeds behaviour and able to monitor soil and climate parameters, like the presence of pollutants, humidity, CO2 levels, temperature and quality of waters. These innovative "intelligent seeds", named I-Seed robots, will be biodegradable, thus respecting the environment.