Advancing Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability, Finds IDTechEx

By using extensive sensor networks for monitoring crops and growing systems, vertical farms can optimize their workflow by helping operators efficiently pinpoint problems. This would serve to reduce labor complexities and thus manpower required.

How Farm Automation Creates New Demand for Technological Skills

Today, farmers are looking to the sky not for rain to come but for their drones to seed the crops or spray the soil. Technology in agriculture is on its way. Over the next few years, it will create huge demand for new technological skills among farmers.

Robot Solution for Automating the Lettuce Harvest

In England, agricultural technology and machinery experts are working with IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH (Obersulm, Germany) to develop a robotic solution to automate lettuce harvesting.

Our large-scale automated Vertical Farm concept for investors and major UK retailers is 'next evolution' for industry

Cambridge HOK is confident of leading 'the next evolution of the Vertical Farming industry' having launched a new 'concept to completion' package to provide investors and retailers with their own fully automated indoor growing facilities.

Cincoze DS-1002 Improves Automated Process for Asparagus Sorting

The cleaned asparagus is transported to optical quality recognition station and from there to the appropriate collecting container, which is subdivided into different quality levels. Images of asparagus were captured by cameras and transmitted by Firewire signals.

Automation for Sustainable Development

Science and technology go hand-in-hand in solving the world's problems and robotics and automation are the latest innovations set to tackle one of our biggest issues - poverty.

Basics of Factory and Farm Automation

Even with generations of accumulated knowledge, farming continues to require innovation and informed decision making. Thanks to a plethora of scientific discoveries and inventions, farmers are now better at their jobs than ever before.

Vertical Farming and the Future of Automation in Agriculture

A new generation of farmers are rising to the sustainability challenge. This agricultural revolution presents the transition from traditional farming to futuristic high-tech artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

A Starters Guide to the IIoT and Automation in Agriculture

What is automation? How can automation help farmers do more with less? Is automation in agriculture a good idea? How is automation transforming the farming industry? Farmer's exploring technology tend to ask the same questions.

Vertical Farming and the Future of Automation in Agriculture

Right now, the focus is to take vertical farming to the next level by developing smart robots which can increase precision and productivity, while minimizing environmental impact and risk.

Autonomous Field Worker

At the ETH Zurich, a robot has been developed to mechanically destroy the weeds growing between crops. "Rowesys" is conveniently started via remote control - and makes herbicides unnecessary.

The Benefits of Automation in Agriculture

To optimize its automation infrastructure, the farm required an advanced control network to monitor the anaerobic digestion process and maximize productivity. CC-Link IE Field provided the right solution.

New Drive Developments for Autonomous Agriculture Technology

The agricultural sector is undergoing significant changes and is modernising. To take the strain off farmers, many robots are being developed to automate tasks. What specific technical characteristics should ag machinery manufacturers take into account to assist farmers?

Agbots in Farming

The use of agbots is increasing to help with the shortage of human farm labor. Robots are being used to pick fruit, milk cows, and other jobs that formerly required human labor. These agbots have specialized arms that can perform a variety of farm duties.

Pervasive Automation in Agriculture

Farming automation has proved to increase the return from the soil while strengthening the soil's fertility. This article is a brief overview regarding the up-to-date application of automation in agriculture.

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