- Manufacturer: Raven Industries (USA)
- Robot(s): Dot
- Task(s): automated platform unit to seed, spread and spray crops
- Development start: 2017
- Pricing: sells from $ 700,000
- Units active: 11
In 2019 Raven Industries acquired Canadian Dot Technology Corp. to accelerate its autonomy offering. The Raven Dot is a fully automated U-shaped cab-less power platform with a 173 hp diesel engine with the ability to seed, spread and spray crops. Implements built by selected companies are attached to the U-shape platform. For navigation, it uses Raven proprietary path planning and job execution software. With a seeder attached, Raven Dot is capable of operating at 4.5 to 5 mph. Spraying and spreading can be done at 8 to 10 miles per hour.
Availability: Global availability is forecast for late 2021. The $ 700,000 price tag includes a SeedMaster Ultra DSR seeder, New Leader’s NL5000 G5 spreader and a Pattison Connect PLU S120 sprayer.