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  • Manufacturer: Jacto Agricultural Machines (Brazil)
  • Robot(s): Arbus 4000 JAV
  • Task(s): autonomous sprayer
  • Development start: 2008
  • Pricing: to be determined
  • Units active: 2

The Jacto Arbus 4000 JAV is the fourth-generation autonomous sprayer from Jacto. The first version, JAV 1, was introduced in 2010. It is powered by a 132 hp diesel engine and has a hydrostatic transmission. The navigation is based on a two-phase navigation scheme. First, a map is used for planning the operation and then onboard sensors and software are used to deal with any uncertainties, such as obstacles or moving objects. The most striking details are its steering system and path-planning algorithm.

Availability: The Jacto Arbus 4000 JAV is expected to be available as a service for citrus crops and silviculture (forestry) in 2021. And apart from the two existing units, two more will be built next year. The price is still to be determined.

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