Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Form Partnership

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Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology for autonomous vehicles. Their RTK technology offers 100 times more accuracy than traditional GPS solutions and at a more affordable price point. Carnegie Robotics supplies rugged, reliable robotics systems, transitioning the latest innovations to real-world working situations for agriculture and other industries such as the military. Recently the two …

Agribusiness, GPS, Robot, RTK

Robotics Aid in the Study of Corn

Kelly Marshall

Two years ago the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $20 million grant to the University of Missouri to study corn root growth during drought. Thanks to that funding, engineers at Mizzou led by associate professor Gui DeSouze have created a robotic system to aid in the study of crops and plant composition. “I’ve been working with CAFNR (College of …

Corn, Research, Robot

Arizona Installs Revolutionary Robotics System

Lizzy Schultz

The University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center has installed a revolutionary new agricultural robotics system has been installed on 1.5 acres of cultivated land as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program. The ARPA-E TERRA program works to facilitate the improvement of advanced biofuel crops, specifically energy sorghum. The scanalyzer that …

Ag Group, computers, Data, Robot, University

Cambridge Consultants Develops Breakthrough Robot

Kelly Marshall

The product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants, has created a breakthrough in the food chain.  The team there has created a robot designed to handle complex tasks like sorting fruits and vegetables or removing specific weeds from a field. “Traditional robots struggle when it comes to adapting to deal with uncertainty,” said Chris Roberts, head of industrial robotics at …

Agribusiness, Fruit, Robot, Vegetables