Agricultural Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2017 to 2023

SKU ID : WGR- 12990203

Publishing Date : 26-Apr-2017

No. of pages : 668


  • The study addresses the efficiencies gained when robots can work 24 x 7 without getting tired from leveraging the fact that they do not make mistakes. The robots are able to perform repetitive tasks effectively, with cameras they can discern whether fruit is ripe or not and pick only the ripe fruit that can be sold. The robots can go back several times to pick fruit, while human pickers generally make one pass, two at the most. The robots can pick more fruit because they can get more ripe fruit from a tree.

    Agriculture is the second greatest source of employment worldwide, and the least automated of all industries. Agriculture is the largest remaining opportunity for automation. Agriculture has become more mechanized so that many crops are harvested using machinery worldwide. Agricultural continues its declining employment trend as robotics are adopted.

    Lely robotic cow milking systems target large dairy farms implement innovation in agriculture. Successful robotic milking on farms with more than 500 cows is supported. Agriculture faces enormous challenges over the coming decades. Agricultural entrepreneurs have to keep pace with rapid population growth and the need to deliver food at progressively more competitive prices.

    Lely supports technical revolutions that help evolve automated process, ranging from forage harvesting machines to milking, feeding and barn equipment. Lely equipment allows successfully increasing the scale of operations.

    Safeguarding optimum animal welfare and return on investment is the aim. By partnering with Lely on the milking automation journey, creates benefit from a unique set of management instruments to monitor milk quality, feed/milk conversion ratio for the individual cow or the complete herd. Lely continues to develop knowledge and products for the future. A basic requirement for profitable robotic milking includes attention to feed/milk efficiency.

    Freedoms include permitting cows to achieve well-being by achieving more freedom, making it so that the farmers get the most out of their herd. Lely discovered that farmers who use free cow traffic are more successful with robotic milking.

    “Using cow milking systems, ore milk per cow and more milk per robot is being achieved. Systems work with less difficulty and with the possibility of working more sociable hours. Many farmers who used to use forced systems have changed over to free cow traffic flow in order to benefit from the advantages of robotic milking.”

    Robots are used for harvesting. High value crops are a target of agricultural robotic development. What could be tastier than a strawberry, perfectly formed, and perfectly ripened? New agricultural robots are able to improve the delivery of consistent quality food, and to implement efficiency in managing food production. Strawberries are a high profit crop.

    A new generation of machines has just been born. Strawberry harvesters with the world's most advanced technology to give maximum performance to a farm. Harvesting robots can optimize the productivity of the farming business. Growers can get the best results in a berry farm using automated process. Automated picking collection systems improve labor productivity, give speed and agility to harvest operations.

    Employment opportunity will come from human implementation of digitation, building APIs that make digital connections and building algorithms that make sense of digital data collected. There is plenty of work for humans to figure out how to react to alerts generated by digital algorithms.

    The market for agricultural robots at $1.7 billion in 2016 is expected to grow to $27.1 billion by 2023. Agricultural Robots: users harness robots to plow, plant, spray, prune, milk, pick, shear, and harvest. As economies of scale are achieved, markets will grow rapidly.

    Companies Profiled

    Market Leaders

    Tetrelaval / DeLaval
    Yaskawa / Motoman

    Market Participants

    ABB Robotics
    Agile Planet
    AgRA: RAS Agricultural Robotics and Automation (AgRA
    Australian Centre for Field Robotics
    Autonomous Tractor Corp. (ATC)
    Avular B.V
    Blue River Technology
    Bosch Deepfield Robotics
    Clearpath Robotics
    CNH Industrial / Fiat / Case IH
    Cyphy Works
    Digital Harvest
    DJI Innovations
    Frank Poulsen Engineering
    Georgia Tech Agricultural Robots
    Harvard Robobee
    Harvest Automation
    Jaybridge Robotics
    John Deere
    Kinze Manufacturing
    Kyoto University
    LemnaTec Phenomics
    Millennial Net
    Japan: National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
    Ossian Agro Automation / Nano Ganesh
    Precise Path Robotics
    Robotic Harvesting
    SAGA – Swarm Robotics for Agricultural Applications
    Sicily Tractor Harvesting
    Shibuya Seiki
    Sustainable Harvest
    DeLaval Sustainable Dairy Farming
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    University of California, Davis
    Vision Robotics
    Wall-Ye V.I.N. Robot

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