- Manufacturer: Agrobot (Spain)
- Robot(s): Bug Vacuum
- Development start: 2017
- Pricing: sells at US$ 86,000
- Units active: a few in California
The Agrobot Bug Vacuum robot is an autonomous vacuum robot with a combustion engine for lygus pest control that navigates reactively across the field. The farmer just has to transport it to the kick-off point and select ‘automatic mode’. The robot detects bed furrows as guidance references as long as it is within the row. Once furrows end, the navigation controller decides on the next move: cross to the next row, turn around or finish the routine.
Availability: The Bug Vacuum robot is currently available in California and in Europe.