- Manufacturer: FarmDroid
- Robot: FD20
- Task(s): Fully automatic seeding and weeding
- Development start: 2011
- Pricing: From € 50,000-56,000/US $56,600-US $63,390
The solar battery-powered FarmDroid FD20 performs fully automatic seeding and weeding of various crops between rows and in the rows (intra-row). From the seeding process the FD20 knows the position of every seed and therefore knows where it must weed and where not to weed. The farmer sets the corner points of the field, creating a geofence for the robot to work within. After setting the number of headlands passes and the direction of the rows, the robot runs on RTK GPS from a base station. The robot does not rely on cameras. Solar panels ensure a CO2-neutral operation. The SD20 never needs charging.
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The FarmDroid FD20 is equipped with a high precision seeding system, as well as interrow and intra-row weeding tools, all in one package.
The robot creates a geofence to work within, based on the corner points and obstacles from the field setup. A safety-wire surrounds the robot, and when triggered, the robot will stop and send a message. It must then be reset manually. It can work 24 hours a day and does not need daylight to operate.
Look for all specifications in the table below.
|Dimensions||Length : 3.5m/11.5ft. Width : 3.7m/12.1ft. Height: 1.4m/4.6 feet.|
|Turning radius||1.2m/3,3 ft.|
|Energy stock/range||Up to 24 hours|
|Output capacity||0.25 hectares per hour, or up to 6 hectares per day|
|Navigation system||The robot creates a geofence to work within, based on the corner points and obstacles from the field setup|
|Pricing||From € 50,000-56.000/US $56,600-US $63.390|
|Availability (countries)||Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland|
|Units operational (total end 2021)||200|