Blue White Robotics heralds the revolution in agriculture with our autonomous farm platform, creating an easily adopted system for Robots as a Service (RaaS). We believe that solving the biggest issues facing agriculture – diminishing labor resources, increasing climate uncertainty, and climbing costs – can be solved through a combination of software and hardware that complements existing farming infrastructure. This network of interconnected technologies allows for an increase in precision, safety, and productivity.
What is the most striking according to the supplier?
The Blue White Robotics autonomous tractor kit leverages 20 years of experience in autonomous technologies from the Israeli Air Force. The autonomous farm platform is a combination of smart sensors and AI that lets the tractor safely and efficiently navigate while operating sprayers, mowers, and harvesters. This tractor kit creates an accessible solution to upgrade a current farming fleet to fully autonomous.
How does the robot tractor with your system navigate and plan its work and paths?
Our platform calculates the whole mission plan, taking into consideration the entire fleet and mission characteristics. The tractor then executes the plan while updating in real-time. We control all the tractor’s parameters – vehicle speed, engine rpm, PTO speed, etc. It’s a geo-fenced operation.
How are implements operated and controlled by your system
The tractor system easily interfaces with sprayers, mowers, harvesters, and discing implements and can integrate with smart implement controllers (like AgOtter active spray rate control and calibration devices).
What are the safety features?
The system employs a variety of safety features including a LiDAR obstacle avoidance and anti-collision system, computer vision obstacle detection, a pressure-sensitive front bumper failsafe, geo fence and speed control shutdown, a remote control kill switch, and 4 cut off switches – both inside the cab and around the exterior of the chassis.
What kind of work can your system do autonomously
Pesticide spraying, herbicide applications, discing, mowing plans for harvesting.
Can you switch off autonomous mode and continue as a manned tractor for difficult work/circumstances?
Yes, with a simple switch.
How many systems are currently in the field and where?
We have dozens of systems out in the field on John Deere, Kubota, and New Holland tractors in the USA and in Israel.
What is the cost price per ha compared with a manned tractor?
We reduce labor cost by 60% and improve overall production cost – labor, equipment, and inputs – by more than 30%.
See table below for more specifications
|Company name and nationality||Blue White Robotics, Israel|
|Product name||Autonomous tractor upgrade kit|
|Suitable brands and tractor/vehicle models||John Deere, New Holland, Kubota, Case etc.|
|Technical requirements for tractor/vehicle||N/A|
|Is your solution Isobus compatible?||Yes, but working without canbase|
|Possible minimum and maximum driving speeds||0.1 mph -7 mph|
|Main components autonomous retrofit kit||Cameras & LiDAR sensors, computing, mechanical actuation, navigation systems, dual communication, safety mechanisms|
|Operator or driver nearby required||No|
|Countries the product is for sale/rent in 2022||USA, ISRAEL|