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⇒ Provider of AI-based ultra-high precision farming solutions has secured funding for the next corporate development steps

‎⇒ Compelling eco-balance and cost benefits: technology saves up to 95% of plant protection products

‎⇒ The latest funding will speed up series production, support R&D efforts and drive European expansion forward

 

Since March and depending on the weather, several of our ARA spraying robots have been working in the fields of Switzerland. The first users were Thomas Estermann AG, an agricultural contractor in the Lucerne region, Andrey & Schafer Entreprise de travaux agricoles SA, an agricultural services company based in the canton of Fribourg, the the fenaco-LANDI group and their new technological platform Innovagri and, of course, our official distributor for French- and German-speaking Switzerland, the Precision Centre of the Bucher Landtechnik Group.

We were very happy to receive the feedback from these privileged users and their beautiful photos on social networks! There are tough times ahead for Mr Rumex! He’s got to watch out. ARA is coming to the countryside!

Here we share with you the first feedback.

Last January, we announced the collaboration with our partner Bucher Landtechnik for the distribution of our products in Switzerland.

This collaboration started in February with a first meeting between our team and Bucher Landtechnik. The purpose of the day was for Bucher Landtechnik to get to understand our new technology and to familiarise themselves with ARA.

Damien, ARA product manager, and Olivier, agricultural engineer at ecoRobotix, provided the first part of the training for our partner’s team of representatives and service technicians.

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Partnerschaft mit bucher landtechnik

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EcoRobotix, das innovative Landtechnik entwickelt und konstruiert, freut sich, die Unterzeichnung einer Partnerschaftsvereinbarung mit Bucher Landtechnik für den Vertrieb seiner Produkte bekannt zu geben. Bucher Landtechnik ist mit seiner markenorientierten Händlerorganisation einer der größten Importeure von Landtechnikprodukten in der Schweiz.

Last September we presented the project Future Live – Robotic Weeding in the field from our partner KWS. The analysis report from the KWS experts has just come out, giving us the opportunity to share it with you.

Localisation: 37154 Northeim, Germany
Trial period: 22nd June to 7th July 2020
Surface area of the plot: 0.33 ha
Herbicide : 50% MaxxProGoltixTitan, Stemat, Debut

Clever mix between a conventional 3-point hitch tool combined with our high- precision spray technology.

For 6 years now, we have been developing this technology by using on-board AVO artificial intelligence by multiplying pilot projects.

A project supported by the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences for Agriculture, Forestry and Food (HAFL).

When we defined the planning for the year 2020 with numerous agronomic tests, we expected our AVO robot to encounter certain obstacles but also some great victories. The HAFL project was one of them because in the process of the overall operation of the robot, we were able to validate certain functionalities and obtain an extremely encouraging study result.

Deciphering an important step in the development of our technology

 

Under the project “Future Live – Robotic Weeding in the field, KWS organised in collaboration with the University of Göttingen and the Sugar Beet Research institute (IFZ) an agronomic test of the robotic systems used for weed control in sugar beet. So we went with AVO to KWS, near Northeim in Germany, 1000 km from our workshop.

 

Frank Starrmann has joined ecoRobotix as its CFO. With his unique combination of operational leadership experience in companies and as a venture capital investor, he will contribute to ecoRobotix’s scale-up and international development.

At the beginning of the year, we announced a series of tests with our partners all over Europe. Although we had to adapt due to the pandemic, we were able to continue developing our robots. When the lockdown was lifted, we were able to visit several of our partners in the field to test our robot AVO with sugar beet crops while complying with all safety regulations.