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Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia is being unveiled on Sept. 11 to 13 at the Ag Innovation

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Ag Tech: Experts Discuss the Future of Drones, Robotics in Agriculture

Ag Tech: Experts Discuss the Future of Drones, Robotics in Agriculture

👤By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other robotic vehicles are no longer seen as toys for hobbyists, but are becoming an important tool for the future of agriculture. But many people still have questions about the safety of drones, about how

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Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

👤By Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely

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Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

👤From University of Missouri-Columbia 🕔Mar 29, 2017

In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from the NSF, Mizzou engineers

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Ag Tech: Crop Scientists, Engineers Team Up to Improve Crops with Robotic Technology

Ag Tech: Crop Scientists, Engineers Team Up to Improve Crops with Robotic Technology

👤By Mike Wooten, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 10, 2017

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combine harvesters on farms, but the high-tech tools may soon play a major role in helping feed the world’s rapidly growing population. At the University

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Ag Robotic Sales – Study Projects $74 Bln In Annual Sales By 2024

Ag Robotic Sales – Study Projects $74 Bln In Annual Sales By 2024

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Dec 22, 2016

Tractica, a market research firm focusing on technology, forecasts that shipments of ag robots will increase significantly in the years ahead. Specifically: Volume will rise from 32,000 units in 2016 to 594,000 units annually in 2024. By that point the

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South Carolina: Ag Robot, Drones Put on Show at Clemson

South Carolina: Ag Robot, Drones Put on Show at Clemson

👤By Jim Melvin, Clemson University 🕔Aug 23, 2016

A rumbling robot and several high-flying drones recently made an on-site appearance at Clemson University to burrow through and buzz above 15 acres of experimental sorghum plots containing more than 2,800 replicated entries. The space-age devices – conceived and constructed

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Chilean Dairy Farm To Become Largest Robotic Farm In The World

Chilean Dairy Farm To Become Largest Robotic Farm In The World

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 22, 2016

Fundo El Risquillo, a large farm in Chile with 6500 dairy cows, has just signed an agreement to install 64 DeLavalVMS milking robots making it the world’s largest robotic milking farm. The farm, owned by Agrícola Ancali and part of

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California: New Robotic Weeder to Save Time, Money

California: New Robotic Weeder to Save Time, Money

👤From UC Davis Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 29, 2015

Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers in California and beyond, thanks to a system under development at UC Davis that will help plants communicate with a robotic cultivator. Led by Professor David Slaughter

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Crop Tech: Ag Robot Research; Toxic Weed Benefits; Wheat App — DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 26, 2014

This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products. AG ROBOTS RAKE IN DOLLARS Four universities received a total of $3 million in grants from the USDA to pursue research on agricultural robots.

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