We first introduced this autonomous robot to our customers in May this year but with such growing interest we felt compelled to highlight the benefits again as we know key buying decisions are being taken now for next season and this is definitely a money saving gem!
FarmDroid is the world’s first fully automatic robot that both seeds and mechanically weeds. Powered by solar panels, this highly innovative machine is CO2 neutral and offers zero energy costs.
Using a GPS signal, FarmDroid records the exact position of seed placement so that on subsequent visits to the field it can instantly identify what’s a weed and what is not. Unlike other field robots, FarmDroid doesn’t need banks of high-definition cameras and complex computers to identify and target weeds. As soon as it identifies a weed the FarmDroid performs mechanical weed control, and because it can weed everything not required – even before the crop germinates – it minimises or completely eliminates the need for manual weed control. You don’t need to monitor FarmDroid either – just leave it to get on with the job. What’s more its light weight means it won’t destroy the soil’s microstructure.