June 7, 2023

Dozens of robotic solutions to be displayed at FIRA USA 2023

Ready for a robot parade?

FIRA USA 2023 will showcase the latest in autonomous technology Sept. 19-21 at the Salinas Sports Complex in Salinas, California. Three months out from the event, 25 companies have signed on to exhibit their robotic agricultural solutions in demonstrations, pitch sessions and even a parade.

Robots will exhibit their abilities in helping to tend vegetables, fruits, orchards and vineyards at the event, held in conjunction with nonprofit ag robot organization GOFAR, Western Growers and the VINE, an initiative of University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, is California’s agriculture, food, and biotech innovation network

“Coming from California, other states in the U.S., and even from Europe, we expect another 10 to 20 robots to partner with us, and we have space to welcome them both on the exhibition area and on the demo zones,” Maialen Cazenave, co-director in charge of the partnerships at GOFAR, said in a news release.

The list of participating companies include:

  • Bluewhite (California): Bluewhite’s Pathfinder transforms any brand of existing orchard or vineyard tractor into a fully autonomous fleet, capable of executing multiple tasks such as spraying, herbicide, discing, mowing, or harvesting.
  • Naïo Technologies (France and California): Light electric and autonomous ag robots offer a sustainable alternative to the use of herbicides that can interface with smart implements.
  • Carbon Robotics (California): LaserWeeder leverages AI deep learning technology, computer vision, robotics, and lasers.
  • Stout Industrials (California): The Stout Smart Cultivator is a software-defined, tractor-drawn implement that uses machine vision and artificial intelligence to cultivate and weed fields using mechanical blades.
  • Agtonomy (USA): A fully electric tractor cab mow, spray, transport and weed in tough terrain.
  • Ecorobotix (Switzerland): ARA is a high-precision sprayer enabling targeted application of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides or fertilizers and reducing their use up to 95%.
  • Solinftec (Brazil): A scouting robot that scans crops and records growth rates and plant health of row crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, canola.
  • Nexus Robotics (Canada): Weeding and scouting robot that provides farmers with real-time information about crop health and size.
  • Verdant Robotics (California): Multi-action, autonomous farm robot capable of millimeter-accurate spraying, laser weeding and AI-based digital crop modeling.
  • GUSS Automation (California): Sprayers address labor challenges while increasing efficiency, precision and safety in orchards and vineyards.
  • SeedSpider (California): The WeedSpider robotic wheeler can be configured to weed, thin or precision spray commercial vegetable crops.
  • Farm-ng (California): Amiga is a modular, all-electric micro-tractor that can turn-in-place, haul, lift, carry tools and cultivate.
  • Monarch Tractor (California): Fully electric, driver-optimal, smart tractors.
  • Mantis Ag Technologies (California): A line of products including thinners, sprayers and cultivators.
  • Burro (California): Burros use computer vision, high precision GPS, and AI to navigate autonomously while carrying various payloads.
  • Robotics Plus (New Zealand): Modular platform designed to accommodate swappable attachments for spraying, mowing, trimming and weed control.
  • Aigen (Washington): Robotics platform powered by the sun.
  • EDETE (Israel): End-to-end artificial pollination service.
  • K.U.L.T. (Germany): Machines for soil cultivation and weeding for vegetable production, field crops, vineyards, orchards and other uses.

For robot exhibition information, contact Cazenave at [email protected].

Online registration for FIRA USA 2023 is open at www.fira-usa.com

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