Irrigreen400x275Irrigreen, which develops robotic irrigation systems, has announced Irrigreen XP, a new sprinkler system that incorporates advanced robotics, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies. Irrigreen XP offers unprecedented precision watering and launches new functionality that predicts and adapts to changes in water pressure and flow.


AeroVironmentVapor400x275AeroVironment has announced the launch of its next-generation VAPOR Helicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the VAPOR 55 MX. With a completely redesigned modular autonomy framework, the VAPOR 55 MX enables increased endurance and expanded payload capacity to meet current and emerging needs of defense, commercial and industrial customers.


XAGP100 Vietnam400x275Le Thanh Nguyen, a 62-year-old farmer who was born and raised in Tam Nong District of Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, now turns his seven hectares of rice farm with XAG drones. He had been farming in a traditional way for over 40 years since he was 15, but is now open to the new technology. He is one of the earliest farmers to adopt agricultural drones in rice production and a dedicated follower of drone solutions.


SabantoFunding400x275Sabanto, which develops technology to add autonomy to existing agricultural equipment, has announced raising $17 million in Series A funding. Funding will be used to increase its farming-as-a-service operations to more farms, on more crops, across more states.


MonarchTractorFoxconn400x275Hon Hai Technology Group (operating as Foxconn) has announced the signing of a contract manufacturing agreement with Monarch Tractor, which develops an electric, driver-optional smart tractor for agricultural applications. The agreement will have Foxconn building next-generation agricultural equipment and battery packs at the Foxconn Ohio facility.


GreenSight Husqvarna400x275Husqvarna and GreenSight have announced a strategic partnership to combine their technologies in a comprehensive solution aimed at turf managers to enhance quality,  use less natural resources, and reduce costs. The TurfCloud solution combines with the Husqvarna Automower to serve large-scale outdoor facilities such as golf courses and sports turf facilities to help create new efficiencies and reduce labor needs.


NexusRobotics400x275Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has awarded a $2.6 million grant to Canada’s Nexus Robotics, which develops an autonomous vehicle that uses machine learning to accurately remove weeds without damaging crops.


FytoFunding400x275Fyto, which is leveraging automation to unlock the power of specialized aquatic plants, has announced it raised $15 million in Series A funding. The round was led by GV, with existing investors AgFunder, Refactor Capital, First Star Ventures, and Bolt also participating.


XAG P100 Vietnam400x275China’s XAG, which develops agricultural robots and drones, has officially launched its large-capacity agricultural drone P100 in Vietnam to help support farmers to transform into more productive and sustainable farming modes.


GuardianAgAircraft400x275Guardian Agriculture, which develops a fully autonomous crop protection aircraft system, has announced a multi-million-dollar partnership with Wilbur-Ellis, a distributor and manufacturer of agricultural products, specialty chemicals, and animal feed. The partnership will allow Wilbur-Ellis customers the opportunity to access Guardian’s aerial technology for precision aerial application in agriculture.


JackMorrisonScythe400x275Robotics-World recently spoke with Jack Morrison, CEO of Scythe Robotics, one of the hottest startups in the space. The company recently announced passing 5,000 reservations for its M.52, an all-electric, fully autonomous mower aimed at commercial landscapers. The Boulder, Colo.-based Scythe also raised $13.8 million in Series A funding in June 2021 to help scale the business.


VueRoboticsStation400x275New Hampshire-based Vue Robotics has announced it finished product development on its new weather security product, ARC1. The ARC1 is a solar-powered camera that includes integrated environmental sensors to provide real-time insights on site conditions.


Flyability Elios3 400x275Switzerland’s Flyability has announced the Elios 3, a collision-tolerant drone equipped with a lidar sensor for indoor 3D mapping tasks. The drone is powered by a new SLAM engine called FlyAware that lets it create 3D models as it flies, and also includes a new version of Inspector 4.0, the company’s software for inspectors.


BuiltRoboticsDigger400x275Built Robotics, which develops aftermarket autonomy systems for construction equipment, has announced raising $64 million in Series C funding. The latest round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from existing investors at NEA, Founders Fund, Fifth Wall, and Building Ventures.


raven power400x275Raven Industries, which develops driverless agricultural technology, has announced the launch of OMNiPOWER 3200, the latest model of its autonomous power platform. The company is showcasing the vehicle at Commodity Classic, a farmer-led and farmer-focused trade event in the U.S.


VerdantRobotics400x275Verdant Robotics has announced the expansion of its robots-as-a-service (RaaS) model to ensure access for more specialty crop farmers, as well as meet their demands for more sustainable and profitable growing practices.


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