- Manufacturer: Naïo Technologies (France)
- Robot(s): Ted
- Task(s): mechanical weeding and cultivation in vineyards
- Development start: 2018
- Pricing: sells from € 125,000
- Units active: 19
The Naïo Ted − the latest development from Naïo − debuted in 2018. It shares its technology and driveline with the Dino, yet it resembles a straddle tractor for use in vineyards. It can work up to 10 hours per day with fully loaded batteries. The Ted uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles in vine rows, to decrease speed and – if necessary – to stop. It also has mechanical probes on its tools to ensure crop safety. A new version of the Naïo Ted was recently introduced.
Availability: A total of 19 Teds have so far been sold and it is also available for leasing and for weeding as a service.