John Deere’s Fully Autonomous Tractor for Large-scale Production

John Deere’s Fully Autonomous Tractor for Large-scale Production

John Deere's new autonomous tractor is all the fast-growing population needs for large-scale production. The tractor can do the job autonomously while the farmer is doing other tasks, and they can monitor its status through an app on their mobile phone. Image credit: John Deere Key features: GPS guidance systemsix pairs of stereo cameras for 360-deg visual perceptionimages are processed through a deep neural network for obstacle detection This tractor will be available to all farmers in late 2022! Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://ces2022.deere.com/https://www.linkedin.com/company/john-deere/ Mecharithm links: https://www.mecharithm.com/https://www.instagram.com/mecharithm/https://www.mecharithm.com/youtube Thanks for reading this post. You can access…
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a Robotic Boat from MIT Sea Grant for Flipping over Oyster Bags

a Robotic Boat from MIT Sea Grant for Flipping over Oyster Bags

Researchers from MIT Sea Grant developed a robotic boat to help local oyster farmers do the current manual job of flipping the oyster bags using a robotic boat. The robot identifies the bags through a vision system and then flips them over repeating this on a regular basis. Image credit: MIT Sea Grant Image credit: MIT Sea Grant Image credit: MIT Sea Grant In oyster farms, there are bags filled with oysters that are afloat on water, and because of biofouling that covers the bags over time, they need to be flipped over to decrease the chances of getting dirt…
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World-class Acrobatic Bartender-Robot Collaboration to Make Cocktail

World-class Acrobatic Bartender-Robot Collaboration to Make Cocktail

Toni is the name of a system consisting of two KUKA robotic arms developed by the Italian company Makr Shakr that is developed for robotic bar solutions. The recipe for the cocktail is given to the app and then the robotic arms start to craft the recipe. Image credit: KUKA and Makr Shakr In the video, the world-class acrobatic bartender collaborates with robotic arms to make cocktails. Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://www.makrshakr.com/https://www.kuka.com/en-de/company/press/news/2021/12/world-class-bartender-and-robot-in-cocktail-duel Mecharithm links: https://www.mecharithm.com/https://www.instagram.com/mecharithm/https://www.mecharithm.com/youtube Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/robotics-mechatronics-news/…
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Nimble Logistics Robots for Automating Picking, Packing, and Handling

Nimble Logistics Robots for Automating Picking, Packing, and Handling

Nimble® from Nimble Robotics are intelligent fulfillment and logistics robots that can automate picking, packing, and handling through artificial intelligence (AI), employed by well-known brands like Best Buy, Puma, and Victoria's Secret, among others. Image credit: Nimble Robotics Image credit: Nimble Robotics Key points: different kinds of grippers are used for different objectsthe AI learns the suitability of each gripper for a specific object and automatically switches the gripper for proper picking and packingfast and easy integration based on customer feedbackusing more robots means more data collection, and more data means higher capability and reliabilityNimble Robotics raised $50 million investment…
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Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), led by Ai-Ping Hu, have developed an autonomous robot that can perform thinning of peach trees to produce bigger, sweeter, and healthier peaches. Image credit: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Ai-Ping Hu Key features: LIDAR sensing system along with GPS is used for obstacle avoidance and navigation of the robot through the peach orcharda 3D camera is used to identify the peachlets that should be removedthe end-effector is a claw-like device suitable for pickingAI and deep learning methods can be utilized to enhance robot's image classification capabilities Image credit: Georgia Tech Research…
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