Task(s): Defoliation, spraying, topping, ploughing, tilling, shoot removing, shredding, disease detection, pest recognition and more
Development start: 2017
Pricing: Sale, €155,000. In Europe also leasing from Q3/Q4 2023): €15,000 euro set up fee + €5,000/month (1 year contract). Or €5,000/month (2 year contract), or €3,000/month (3+ year contract)
EarthAutomations autonomous robots for agriculture can be paired up with different existing implements to perform farm work 24/7, depending on which implement is attached. Thanks to the 3-point hitch, different equipment can be attached to the back and the robot can be programmed to do field work autonomously. It uses computer vision to navigate, thanks to which it can also detect different pests and diseases on the field. It is hybrid, up to 110 hp, can work vineyards and tree crops, as well as arable crops. Dood can handle a load of 3,000 kg.
Drive train type
It can lift 3,000 kg, is PTO equipped, has hydraulic brakes, 3-point hitch, up to 110 hp.
Dood is equipped with a number of sensors that allows it to sense the environment and to build a continuously updating map of the working area. Several proprietary algorithms come into play for navigation tasks. Depending on environment conditions and type of mission, the robot can perform waypoint navigation through RTK-gps or use a pre-built map to autonomously navigate in the field with the aid of cameras and computer vision algorithms like SLAM, AI-based object detection and obstacle avoidance. Using one or more stereo cameras the robot is able to perceive depth and distances.
|Dimensions||Length: 2.08 m, width: 1.40 m, height: 1.00 m. Track width: 0.32 m|
|Energy source||Combustion (diesel) or electrical (batteries)|
|Energy stock/range||12 hours per tank of diesel. 6 hours per battery charge|
|Navigation system||RTK-gps, SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping)|
|Output capacity||1 hectare per hour|
|Pricing||€155,000. In Europe also leasing from Q3/Q4 2023): €15,000 euro set up fee + €5,000/month (1 year contract). Or €5,000/month (2 year contract), or €3,000/month (3+ year contract)|
|Availability (countries)||Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and USA|
|Units operational (total end 2022)||1 unit in 2021 and 2022|