In recent years field robots have moved from concept to commercialisation and Burdens were showing their latest robot from Naïo Technologies: the Orio at Lamma this year.
This autonomous tool carrier for vegetable and industrial crops is designed to straddle crop rows and can be fitted with a range of attachments, such as a weeder or cultivator.
Burden’s vegetable specialist Andy Wilson explained that the lithium battery powered machine can work for up to 8 hours on a single charge, depending on ground conditions. “It is solar powered so there is no need to plug it in, and there is the option to fit an inter-row camera guidance system,” he added.
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