The agricultural labor shortage is increasing in many parts of both the developed and developing world. The shortage is driven by a combination of factors, including an aging population and the movement of young people to urban areas. Agritech offers a solution to the crisis, with sophisticated technologies making operations more productive without requiring a corresponding increase in labor.
MetoMotion is developing a multipurpose robotic system to perform labor-intensive tasks in greenhouses in order to reduce the limitations and high costs associated with human labor in vegetable production. The company's first application is a robotic harvester for greenhouse tomatoes. MetoMotion's robotic harvester is composed of an automatic guided vehicle, multiple robotic arms, an advanced vision system, and a proprietary harvesting component tailored to the specific vegetable. The system is being designed for easy operation and smooth integration into existing greenhouse practices. MetoMotion's systems can also be easily adapted to perform a range of greenhouse tasks including harvesting additional vegetables, pruning, monitoring, and pollination. MetoMotion's Cannabis Automated De-Leafing System uses AI technology to detect the structure of the cannabis plant to gently trim the leaves from predesignated areas that have been defined by the grower, thus avoiding damage to the plant's stems.See full profile >>
Virentes is developing a high-throughput robot and multi-rootstock grafting technology to replace the current method of grafting, which is primarily manual and carried out one plant at a time. Virentes’ robot grafts plants using specially designed grafting arms while automatically performing all accompanying activities, including trimming, clearing, and disinfecting. The technology is designed for ease of use and low maintenance, and will replace hundreds of laborers, reducing current grafting costs by approximately 30%.See full profile >>
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