FarmDroid ensures greener agriculture with robotic technology

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The Danish robotics company FarmDroid has developed the world's first fully automatic agricultural robot for sowing and mechanical weed control.

FarmDroid FD20 is a solar cell-powered field robot that, using a GPS signal to mark the location of the crops when sowing, and subsequently performs mechanical weed control. The innovative GPS technology makes it extremely precise in its work and reduces or eliminates the use of manual weed control. The robot is connected via a Telenor IoT SIM card, which ensures coverage in Denmark and in more than 200 countries worldwide. In this way, the robot is assured of a signal, regardless of whether it is running on a field in Italy or at a plant grower in Southern Jutland.

The robot is equipped with four solar panels that provide up to 24 hours of daily CO2-neutral operation.

Farmdroid's FD20 is a ground-breaking solution that breaks with traditional agricultural machinery and methods, and provides farmers and communities with several benefits e.g.:

  • Reduces CO2 and use of pesticides
  • Eliminates the need for hard manual work
  • Precise weeding ensures increased yield
  • Does not destroy soil microstructures