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  • Manufacturer: Carré (France)
  • Robot(s): Anatis
  • Task(s): autonomous robot for mechanical weed control
  • Development start: 2015
  • Pricing: sells at € 100,000 – € 140,000
  • Units active: about 10

The Carré Anatis is designed to carry implements for mechanical weeding of row crops. The robot is electrically driven by two or four wheel motors and is guided by RTK GPS and an optical camera system to detect plant rows. It has an interchangeable lithium ion battery pack capable of eight hours of autonomous work. The total charging time is 1h 30 mins. The robot can work in open crops and greenhouses. Is has a three-point linkage at the back of the machine for attaching various types of implements. Currently there are around 10 machines in service in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

Availability: The Carré Anatis will be available across Europe in 2021. The price will range from € 100,000 to € 140,000, depending on its specifications such as two or four-wheel drive, camera guidance and other options.

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