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SMART WEEDING

After an initial shower of herbicide, it’s time for a targeted and precise application – just the amount that is needed, exactly where it is needed.

20x less herbicide

Thanks to the precise detection and discriminating spraying of weeds.

100% autonomous

Works up to 12 hours a day without a human operator – solar powered, no rechargeable batteries.

130 kg of simplicity

Lightweight design minimises soil compaction – reliable, robust and non-hazardous.

KEY POINTS

Our autonomous robot represents a major innovation in weeding methods.

  • Autonomous

  • Detection > 95%

  • Solar powered

  • Easy to control

  • Easy maintenance

  • Lightweight

  • Non-hazardous

  • 20x less herbicide per application

  • Up to 30% less expensive than standard treatments

  • Improved yield: no herbicide left on the crops

  • Conserves the organic life of the soil, with limited soil compaction

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The robot works without being controlled by a human operator. It covers the ground just by getting its bearings and positioning itself with the help of its camera, GPS RTK and sensors. Its system of vision enables it to follow crop rows, and to detect the presence and position of weeds in and between the rows. Two robotic arms then apply a microdose of herbicide, systematically targeting the weeds that have been detected.

Reliance on solar power makes the robot completely autonomous in terms of energy, even when the weather is overcast. As it adapts its speed to the concentration of weeds, it is most suitable for use in fields where the level of concentration is low to moderate, in order to cover the ground at a reasonable speed. We recommend using the machine after an initial standard application of herbicide, in order to replace subsequent applications and thus save an important amount of herbicide. The machine can be completely controlled and configured by means of a Smartphone app.

Annual pattern of use

March to April

Eradication of perennials in meadows and intercropping cultures

May to June

Weeding beetroot*

June to August

Eradication of weeds in meadows and intercropping cultures

September to October

Weeding rape* and eradicating perennials in meadows and intercropping cultures

Technical data

  • 1 Photovoltaic panels

  • 2 Camera and artificial vision for steering and detection

  • 3 Navigation by GPS and sensors

  • 4 Electrical drive system

  • 5 Rapid robotic arms with sprayers

  • 6 Tanks for 2 different products

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  • Dimensions

    2.20 x 1.70 x 1.30 (width x length x height, camera folded down)

  • Robotic arm

    Fast Delta – executing 4000 movements per hour

  • Navigation

    100% of the field covered

  • Weight

    130 kg

  • Precision

    < 2 cm

  • Tanks

    2 x 15 liters – more than enough for one day of autonomous operation

  • Width of area covered

    2 meters

  • Effectiveness

    > 95% of weeds detected and destroyed**

  • Control and configuration

    By Smartphone or Tablet (Android/iOS))

  • Speed

    0.4 m/s (average)

  • Surface area covered

    3 hectares per day,** 7-12 hectares continuously with one pass per week

  • Communication

    Short (WiFi) or long-distance (mobile phone networks)

  • Space between crops

    35 to 70 cm (adjustable)

  • Energy

    Highly efficient solar cells (380W) and battery

  • Soil humidity / wind

    Soil must not be too wet or viscous. Maximum wind 60 km/h at ground level.

  • Maximum height of crop

    25 cm

  • Sensors

    Colour megapixel camera, GPS RTK, compass

  • Other

    Incorporates anti-theft system

Specifications for information purposes only, subject to change without notice. Commercial launch scheduled for the end of 2018.

** In ideal conditions – may vary according to the conditions of use.

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