Autonomy & Robotics

The ins and outs of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), autonomous technology and robotics as the industry evolves.

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Corteva Agriscience Among First to Leverage Agile Mobile Robots to Walk Row Crops

Corteva Agriscience is using a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics to ‘walk’ between rows of corn, sunflowers and more. The robot automates sensing and inspection, and it has potential applications in field testing of both new seed and crop protection solutions with its ability to collect copious amounts of data, support the application of new crop protection discovery molecules and inspect operations.


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GUSS Automation Reveals Mini GUSS Autonomous Vineyard, High-Density Orchard Sprayer

GUSS Automation has revealed its Mini GUSS autonomous vineyard and high-density orchard sprayer. Mini GUSS is 6 feet wide, 5 foot 4 inches tall and 20 feet long, has a 400-gallon tank and a 3.8-liter Cummins diesel engine, and offers two tower options: a vineyard tower for 2 row applications and an apple tower for high-density trellised orchards. The autonomous sprayer will make its debut in spring 2022.


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[Podcast] Rantizo Introduces New Model for Drone Adoption

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo shares some background on the ag tech company and how they are looking to grow their network of drone service and work closely with precision farming dealers who already have established relationships with farm customers.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo shares some background on the ag tech company and how they are looking to grow their network of drone service and work closely with precision farming dealers who already have established relationships with farm customers.
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[Podcast] How Precision Technology Is Creating More Environmentally Friendly Agriculture

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, brought to you by Trimble, we talk with Curt Blades, AEM’s senior vice president of agriculture and forestry, about how the study was conducted, what some of their key findings were and how they broke that down into terms people outside of ag will understand.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, brought to you by Trimble, we talk with Curt Blades, AEM’s senior vice president of agriculture and forestry, about how the study was conducted, what some of their key findings were and how they broke that down into terms people outside of ag will understand.
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Iowa State University UAV Field Day

8/27/15
Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms
Contact: Ryan Bergman
The agricultural use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, will be the subject of an Aug. 27 field day at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms. Read More

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