Burro 400x275Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, has announced it raised $10.9 million in a Series A funding round. The company’s mobile and collaborative robots provide outdoor assistance for work that people no longer want to do, as well as lay the foundation for more comprehensive automation later.

 

MetoMotion400x275MetoMotion, an Israel-based developer of intelligent robotics systems to help growers operate farms of the future, has announced completing a $5 million investment round. The company said the funds will be used to finalize research and development activities, set up production and marketing activities, and launch the commercial product.

 

InOrbitFree400x275InOrbit, which develops cloud-based robot operations (RobOps) software, has announced a free version of the platform to let companies manage an unlimited number of robots for as long as they’d like. The goal is to help robot developers and operations teams scale their robots while focusing on unique features of their robots.

 

BlueWhite400x275Blue White Robotics, an Israel-based robotics firm providing robots-as-a-service (RaaS) to enable farms to run autonomously, has announced raising $37 million in Series B funding. THe company said it will use the new funding to increase the rapid adoption of their technologies, drive new U.S. sales, and attract key talent for its all-star international team.

 

IronOxFunding400x275Iron Ox, which launched its autonomous farming platform in 2018, has announced that it closed a $53 million Series C funding round, led by new investor Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The company’s systems grow produce in proprietary greenhouses designed from the ground up to mitigate the environmental impacts of agriculture – using data, plant science, robotics and artificial intelligence.

 

AdvancedFarmTech400x275Advanced Farm Technologies, which develops robotic technology for farming, has announced it has completed a $25 million Series B investment round to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting, and the adaptation of its technology to apple harvesting.

 

XAG Ecuador400x275XAG has announced that its agricultural drones were recently introduced to a series of on-farm spraying trials for high-altitude specialty crops. Flying into the Andes mountains of Ecuador, the demonstrations on potato fields have presented the potential of fully autonomous drones to reduce labor costs and agricultural pesticide exposure, the company said.

 

RubberTreeRobot400x275STMicroelectronics (STM), which develops semiconductors across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced a design win for its STM32WLE5, a long-range (LoRa) system-on-chip (SoC). A customer application developed by rubber-tapping specialist CIHEVEA uses low-power networking to help automate the process of extracting latex from rubber trees. 

 

XAG R150 UGVXAG has announced that its autonomous farm robots are assisting farmers in Japan as they struggle to maintain high quality fruit production amidst a labor shortage. Since the company announced its R150 unmanned ground vehicle into the Japanese market in June, the all-electric mobile robot has been trialed for crop spraying across several orchard types, including apple, grapes, watermelon, and citrus fruits.

 

CommarisSeeker400x275Terrafugia has announced the launch of a new brand, Commaris, and the brand’s first product, the Seeker, an electric, fixed-wing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) hybrid aircraft designed for autonomous commercial aerial applications.

 

VerticalTech400x275Vertical Technologies, a global provider of advanced vertical takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has announced a partnership with Agrowing, which develops dual-purpose AI-enabled multispectral sensors. The partnership will introduce the next level of drone-based high-resolution multispectral mapping technology through the DeltaQuad VTOL UAV.

 

CubicFarms400x275Vancouver-based CubicFarm Systems has announced a new indoor farming growing system called FreshHub that incorporates 96 CubicFarm System modules. The goal of the system is to significantly localize food production via the high-density modules.

 

CarbonRobotics400x275Agricultural robotics company Carbon Robotics has announced securing $27 million in Series B financing to help accelerate the company’s growth. The funding will be used to scale production of the company’s weeding robot, grow its engineering team, establish regional sales and support for customers across the U.S., and invest in the innovation of new products and technology. The latest round brings the company’s overall funding to $36 million.

 

Raven OMNiDrive400x275Raven Industries, which develops driverless agriculture technology, has announced it will showcase and demonstrate the company’s OMNi suite of technology at the Farm Progress Show, one of the largest public farm shows in the U.S. The company will feature its technology at the event’s Autonomy Zone, where Raven will debut OMNiDRIVE on Case IH Magnum, and OMNiPOWER performing autonomous missions.

 

 

ElectricSheep400x275Electric Sheep Robotics has emerged from stealth to announce its official launch and showcase its Dexter robot, clamp-on hardware and software that turns commercial lawn mowers into self-driving systems. With landscaping a $105 billion industry, the company said it has been largely ignored by technology companies and lacked innovative solutions.

 

C LinkFarmYard400x275C-Link Systems has announced two new unmanned ground vehicles, designed for industrial applications. The Bauernhof Panzer (Farm Yard Tank) is designed for work on horse farms or stables, while the OmniPanzer is an autonomous robotic vehicle with a chassis that can be equipped with several attachments or payloads.