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Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

A smart battery is a rechargeable battery that is equipped with a battery management system (BMS). Packet Digital and Vertical Partners West recently developed an intelligent battery management system for the Venom Commercial Series of drone power products.

How Machine Learning Plus Weather Information Can Help Us Feed The World

Even if we had perfect weather data everywhere all the time, there are many more uncertainties in a lot of the weather-driven agronomic models that attempt to predict crop stage, disease pressure, and crop performance

Yield10 Bioscience with Dr. Oliver Peoples

We’ve placed an emphasis on re-thinking the approach to boost crop yield using biotechnology. By focusing on identifying bottlenecks in carbon flow to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, we are identifying new yield trait genes that show promise in our target crops

Case Study: Prairie Robotics

The Spraybot delivered inch-accurate positioning and instantaneous heading. Its autonomous navigation had built-in obstacle selection and avoidance. It was designed to both detect and identify plants and rows and deliver spot spraying.

HerdDogg Goes Big Down Under, Partners with Meat & Livestock Australia on Large-Scale Animal Health Pilot Study

In one of the largest-ever pilots of wearable technology, HerdDogg teams with Australia’s foremost authority on sustainable beef production to showcase how its system can deliver remote livestock monitoring to Australian producers.

Pouring Fuel on the Fire — on Product Market Fit

In agriculture, it’s common for new products to go through field trials. Trials are lengthy and are often run at the cost of the vendor who is looking to build a proof of concept for their product.

Giant indoor vertical farm backed by Chinese firm launching just east of Las Vegas Strip

Jeff Daniels for CNBC: The vertical farm requires 90 percent less water than a traditional farm and uses about 50 percent less energy than most other indoor ag facilities.

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AgriTech Accelerator Reveals Class Of 2017

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Abundant Robotics raises $10 million to commercialize its apple-picking robot

Bérénice Magistretti for VentureBeat: Picking apples may seem like a fun weekend activity, but it’s actually backbreaking manual labor. Abundant Robotics wants to help agricultural growers shoulder this task and today announced funding of $10 million, led by GV, to comm

MIT Food Computers

From MIT: The Food Computer is a controlled-environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. Climate variables such as carbon dioxide, air temperatu

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Improve quality control processes using a digital microscope

Inspection of assembled boards, connectors or other SMT components In the electronics quality control (QC) process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production, a visual product inspection is often performed. Here, every product is examined visually, often using a microscope due to the miniaturization before the product is sold into the external market.

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Succour The Agriculture Sector In Future?

Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) in agriculture market is driven by increasing demand from farmers for effective solutions to increase crop yield and reduce production cost

Panel Built Prefab Guard Booths: Transforming Facility Security Instantly

The modular construction industry is utilized to provide quick and convenient structures from across the United States and security buildings are no different.

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