2020 belongs to us!
2019 – our technology clearly demonstrated
In June 2019, an official demonstration with our test partners demonstrated that our weeding robot was capable of spraying weeds accurately, with a success rate of over 85%. One of our major goals for the year was achieved! During the summer of 2019, our team worked hard to completely redesign the robot, considering suggestions for improvement from our various partners. We created a more robust, faster and more efficient robot, that we named AVO. It was presented at the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics (FIRA) in Toulouse as a preview, where it aroused a lot of curiosity and interest.
We took the old version of our weeding robot and simplified it. It now focuses on ‘scouting’ tasks dedicated to phenotyping applications. We launched the new version, ARA, on the market in autumn– and it is already in operation at several sites throughout Europe.
The growing ecoRobotix team has almost doubled in one year and now has more than 30 employees. Our Y-Parc offices have also been expanded and reorganised.
2020 – robots in field tests
In 2020, ecoRobotix continues to grow and gather momentum. We are building several AVO weeding robots. They will be sent into Europe to be used in pilot projects in the field.
To prepare for its commercial launch, we will be taking AVO to several trade fairs and exhibitions this year: SIMA, Agrama, FIRA. Please join us there!
We will continue to sell ARA this year to European seed companies, research centres and crop protection product manufacturers.
In order to support this important development, we have quadrupled the size of our production workshop and our team will continue to grow. We will be hiring in 2020, so check our jobs page for updates.
Autumn and winter 2020 will see a new fundraising campaign to support our big plans.
The entire team is very proud and happy to have successfully met the challenges of 2019 and we look forward to what promises to be an exhilarating year ahead.
A big THANK YOU to our investors and all our partners without whom this adventure would not be possible!
We wish you all a ‘Happy New Year 2020’!