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AgTech Progress
Mar 17, 2022
Eye-Safe, Herbicide-Free, Carbon Neutral Weeding System

Eye-Safe, Herbicide-Free, Carbon Neutral Weeding System

The LightWeeder is a world-first eye-safe, herbicide-free, carbon neutral, commercially viable weeding system delivered by lightweight autonomous field robots via UK agri-robotics company and Agri-EPI Centre member, Earth Rover.
AgTech Progress
Mar 10, 2022
AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to set a new world record for producing algae as a reliable, economic source for biofuel that can be used as an alternative fuel source for jet aircraft and other transportation needs.
AgTech Progress
Mar 4, 2022
Hyperspectral Sensing and AI for Monitoring Soil Carbon

Hyperspectral Sensing and AI for Monitoring Soil Carbon

Just how much carbon is in the soil? That's a tough question to answer at large spatial scales, but understanding soil organic carbon at regional, national, or global scales could help scientists predict overall soil health, crop productivity, and even worldwide carbon cycles.
AgTech Progress
Mar 3, 2022
These Solar Panels Pull in Water Vapour to Grow Crops in the Desert

These Solar Panels Pull in Water Vapour to Grow Crops in the Desert

Using a unique hydrogel, scientists have created a solar-driven system that successfully grows spinach by using water drawn from the air while producing electricity. The proof-of-concept design offers a sustainable, low-cost strategy to improve food and water security for people living in dry-climate regions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Agricultural Hydrogels

Agricultural Hydrogels

The use of hydrogel water holding enhancing water and nutrient use efficiency will become more important over time, especially in arid and semiarid regions with limiting water availability.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Agriculture: big winners and losers ahead

Agriculture: big winners and losers ahead

Russia and Canada will grow wheat and temperate crops in their former icy wastelands as global warming progresses. The trend is already upwards.
AgTech Progress
Feb 15, 2022
What is Holding Back Agricultural Robotics?

What is Holding Back Agricultural Robotics?

With the advancement of technologies and robotics, as well as the increasing challenges facing the agricultural industry (e.g., labor shortage, high labor costs, etc.), robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are widely considered as an approach to revolutionize farming. Robots have several advantages over human labor including higher accuracy and efficiency, better consistency and reliability, lower operational costs, and many others. As such, more and more farmers decide to adopt robots (also commonly known as Agbots) and automation to make their businesses more sustainable and efficient.
AgTech Progress
Feb 1, 2022
New Hydrogel Types, Applications, Opportunities

New Hydrogel Types, Applications, Opportunities

Gymnast of chemicals, the awesome hydrogel is a 3D network of hydrophilic polymers like a giant molecule that can swell in water and hold at least 10% of water while maintaining a well-defined structure. Medical hydrogels currently dominate hydrogel publicity, patents, and research but the rest will become a larger business 2022-2042.
AgTech Progress
Feb 1, 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
AgTech Progress
Jan 26, 2022
Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 3 February 2022 - Solutions to Modern Agriculture Issues - Agricultural Robotics Market Gaining Momentum. In this webinar, Yulin Wang will talk through the key enabling technologies used in agricultural robotics, explain why different applications have different levels of development, and analyze how this trend will change and evolve in the upcoming decade.
AgTech Progress
Jan 25, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Thursday 10 February 2022 - This webinar looks at hydrogels beyond the medical applications that currently dominate the publicity, patents and research. Come away aware that someone will make a new billion-dollar business out of this and greatly benefit society, from smart cities to ample food, water, and electricity with zero emissions and so much more.
AgTech Progress
Jan 24, 2022
IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

This report is focused on key technologies (e.g., AI, sensors, GPS, imaging systems, etc.) and applications (weeding, harvesting, monitoring, etc.). It analyses recent challenges in the agriculture industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how robotics and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming, helping to mitigate the challenges, and maintaining sustainable developments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobility Trends at CES 2022

Mobility Trends at CES 2022

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest consumer electronics event in the world. The last in-person event was 2020 where more than 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees showcased the latest consumer tech innovations in Las Vegas. 2022 was a hybrid event, with in person talks as well as a digital platform. In this subscriber-only article, the IDTechEx mobility team covers mobility trends from the digital platform.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Key themes and insights in the world of agricultural robotics
AgTech Progress
Jan 6, 2022
John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere has revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.
AgTech Progress
Jan 3, 2022
Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

No longer just a dream of vegetarians and vegans, fake meat is becoming more widely available in grocery stores and restaurants. And more options are almost certainly on the way. One team has developed a new combination of plant-based ingredients tailored for 3D printing meat alternatives. Their most successful recipes required an odd-sounding addition: cocoa butter, derived from cocoa beans of chocolate fame.
AgTech Progress
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
AgTech Progress
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
AgTech Progress
Dec 17, 2021
Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Across a vast array of robotic hands and clamps, there is a common foe: the heirloom tomato. You may have seen a robotic gripper deftly pluck an egg or smoothly palm a basketball - but, unlike human hands, one gripper is unlikely to be able to do both and a key challenge remains hidden in the middle ground.
AgTech Progress
Dec 16, 2021
A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

To further improve animal husbandry and livestock management, there is an urgent need to continuously collect phenotype data from individual animals. Researchers have devised a methodology that can recognize Holstein cows in the milking station by the pattern of their coat using artificial intelligence.
AgTech Progress
Mar 17, 2022
Eye-Safe, Herbicide-Free, Carbon Neutral Weeding System

Eye-Safe, Herbicide-Free, Carbon Neutral Weeding System

The LightWeeder is a world-first eye-safe, herbicide-free, carbon neutral, commercially viable weeding system delivered by lightweight autonomous field robots via UK agri-robotics company and Agri-EPI Centre member, Earth Rover.
AgTech Progress
Mar 4, 2022
Hyperspectral Sensing and AI for Monitoring Soil Carbon

Hyperspectral Sensing and AI for Monitoring Soil Carbon

Just how much carbon is in the soil? That's a tough question to answer at large spatial scales, but understanding soil organic carbon at regional, national, or global scales could help scientists predict overall soil health, crop productivity, and even worldwide carbon cycles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Agricultural Hydrogels

Agricultural Hydrogels

The use of hydrogel water holding enhancing water and nutrient use efficiency will become more important over time, especially in arid and semiarid regions with limiting water availability.
AgTech Progress
Feb 15, 2022
What is Holding Back Agricultural Robotics?

What is Holding Back Agricultural Robotics?

With the advancement of technologies and robotics, as well as the increasing challenges facing the agricultural industry (e.g., labor shortage, high labor costs, etc.), robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are widely considered as an approach to revolutionize farming. Robots have several advantages over human labor including higher accuracy and efficiency, better consistency and reliability, lower operational costs, and many others. As such, more and more farmers decide to adopt robots (also commonly known as Agbots) and automation to make their businesses more sustainable and efficient.
AgTech Progress
Feb 1, 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
AgTech Progress
Jan 25, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Thursday 10 February 2022 - This webinar looks at hydrogels beyond the medical applications that currently dominate the publicity, patents and research. Come away aware that someone will make a new billion-dollar business out of this and greatly benefit society, from smart cities to ample food, water, and electricity with zero emissions and so much more.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobility Trends at CES 2022

Mobility Trends at CES 2022

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest consumer electronics event in the world. The last in-person event was 2020 where more than 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees showcased the latest consumer tech innovations in Las Vegas. 2022 was a hybrid event, with in person talks as well as a digital platform. In this subscriber-only article, the IDTechEx mobility team covers mobility trends from the digital platform.
AgTech Progress
Jan 6, 2022
John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere has revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.
AgTech Progress
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
AgTech Progress
Dec 17, 2021
Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Across a vast array of robotic hands and clamps, there is a common foe: the heirloom tomato. You may have seen a robotic gripper deftly pluck an egg or smoothly palm a basketball - but, unlike human hands, one gripper is unlikely to be able to do both and a key challenge remains hidden in the middle ground.
AgTech Progress
Mar 10, 2022
AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to set a new world record for producing algae as a reliable, economic source for biofuel that can be used as an alternative fuel source for jet aircraft and other transportation needs.
AgTech Progress
Mar 3, 2022
These Solar Panels Pull in Water Vapour to Grow Crops in the Desert

These Solar Panels Pull in Water Vapour to Grow Crops in the Desert

Using a unique hydrogel, scientists have created a solar-driven system that successfully grows spinach by using water drawn from the air while producing electricity. The proof-of-concept design offers a sustainable, low-cost strategy to improve food and water security for people living in dry-climate regions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Agriculture: big winners and losers ahead

Agriculture: big winners and losers ahead

Russia and Canada will grow wheat and temperate crops in their former icy wastelands as global warming progresses. The trend is already upwards.
AgTech Progress
Feb 1, 2022
New Hydrogel Types, Applications, Opportunities

New Hydrogel Types, Applications, Opportunities

Gymnast of chemicals, the awesome hydrogel is a 3D network of hydrophilic polymers like a giant molecule that can swell in water and hold at least 10% of water while maintaining a well-defined structure. Medical hydrogels currently dominate hydrogel publicity, patents, and research but the rest will become a larger business 2022-2042.
AgTech Progress
Jan 26, 2022
Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 3 February 2022 - Solutions to Modern Agriculture Issues - Agricultural Robotics Market Gaining Momentum. In this webinar, Yulin Wang will talk through the key enabling technologies used in agricultural robotics, explain why different applications have different levels of development, and analyze how this trend will change and evolve in the upcoming decade.
AgTech Progress
Jan 24, 2022
IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

This report is focused on key technologies (e.g., AI, sensors, GPS, imaging systems, etc.) and applications (weeding, harvesting, monitoring, etc.). It analyses recent challenges in the agriculture industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how robotics and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming, helping to mitigate the challenges, and maintaining sustainable developments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Key themes and insights in the world of agricultural robotics
AgTech Progress
Jan 3, 2022
Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

No longer just a dream of vegetarians and vegans, fake meat is becoming more widely available in grocery stores and restaurants. And more options are almost certainly on the way. One team has developed a new combination of plant-based ingredients tailored for 3D printing meat alternatives. Their most successful recipes required an odd-sounding addition: cocoa butter, derived from cocoa beans of chocolate fame.
AgTech Progress
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
AgTech Progress
Dec 16, 2021
A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

To further improve animal husbandry and livestock management, there is an urgent need to continuously collect phenotype data from individual animals. Researchers have devised a methodology that can recognize Holstein cows in the milking station by the pattern of their coat using artificial intelligence.
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