A select number of journalists, thought leaders and social media influencers were invited to attend the John Deere Technology Summit.
Autonomous vehicle technology deep dive with John Deere and Zoox
Jorge Heraud from John Deere, and RJ He and Ryan McMichael from Zoox join the show today to discuss the current state of autonomous vehicle technology.
Scythe Robotics releases open-source CANopen stack
CANfetti offers a robust, flexible solution for complex CANopen communications in a variety of applications.
Carbon Robotics raises $30 million in series C funding to scale LaserWeeder platform
Funding will be used to expand sales, optimize manufacturing, develop new products, and launch into international markets.
John Deere acquires SparkAI’s human-in-the-loop tech
John Deere uses SparkAI’s human-in-the-loop technology on its autonomous tractors to resolve edge cases in real time.
Editor’s picks: top robots from World Ag Expo
The 2023 World Ag Expo is the largest farm equipment show in the world. This year there was a record number of autonomous solutions on display.
Robots and automation at World Ag Expo
On the show this week, Mike discusses the new automation and robotics solutions on display at the 2023 World Ag Expo.
Monarch Tractor completes first units of production edition
The company is fulfilling the first production units of its autonomous, all-electric tractor for Constellation Brands.
Verdant Robotics cultivates $46.5M in Series A funding
Verdant Robotics’ Series A raised $46.5 million. The money will speed up the company’s robotic farm manufacturing and market launch.
Reports of layoffs at Iron Ox
Iron Ox, an agriculture technology company, laid off a number of its employees, according to reports from now-former employees.
Teledyne FLIR debuts SIRAS drone
Teledyne FLIR pairs a radiometric thermal and visible camera payload featuring MSX with an affordable, flexible, and easy-to-operate airframe.
RoboBusiness and Field Robotics Engineering Forum preview
Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Dan Kara to preview RoboBusiness 2022.
Commercial UAV update; Product leadership with Kishore Boyalakuntla
This week’s podcast reviews the latest developments in UAVs and a deep dive into product management with Kishore Boyalakuntla.
AI: chipset bans and keeping humans in the loop
This week’s podcast discusses situations in which AI and machine learning still come up short for robotics systems and how a human-in-the-loop system can help solve edge cases in real-time.
Muddy Machines brings in $1.8M for asparagus harvesting robot Sprout
Sprout is a lightweight, battery-powered autonomous robot that can precisely harvest asparagus for up to 16 hours a day.
Foxconn to build Monarch tractor in Ohio
Full-scale production of Monarch Tractor’s MK-V all-electric, autonomous tractor is scheduled to begin in Q1 2023.
Lyro Robotics brings in $1.5M for robotic produce packers
With the latest round of funding, Lyro Robotics plans to deliver around 20 autonomous robotic packers to agriculture clients.
AgLaunch365 accelerator applications due July 18
Applications to join the 2023 cohort of the AGLaunch365 agricultural solutions accelerator are due by July 18, 2022.
Stout Agtech offers smart cultivation powered by AI
Stout AgTech offers vision guided, mechanical cultivation with the launch of its Smart Cultivator implement.
FarmWise delivers cultivation as a service for farmers
FarmWise delivery autonomous weeding as a service using vision cameras to separate crop plants from weeds.
Brian Gerkey on the success of Open Robotics and ROS
This week, we talk to Brian Gerkey the co-founder and CEO of Open Robotics about ROS and open source software.
Anders Beck introduces the UR20; California bans autonomous tractors
This week, we talk to Universal Robots VP of strategy Anders Beck about the features of the new UR20 Cobot.