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  • Manufacturer: SwarmFarm Robotics (Australia)
  • Robot(s): SwarmBot 5
  • Task(s): robot platform for horticulture, orchard and large-scale agriculture applications
  • Development start: 2012
  • Pricing: leasing from US$ 4,100/month
  • Units active: 10

The SwarmFarm Robotics SwarmBot 5 is a robot platform currently powered with a diesel engine. Electric drive is being explored for specific applications. The robots are built as a base platform and together with third-party developers, apps and attachments are designed through a developer ecosystem. This includes spray booms, weed detection systems, mower decks and slashers, non-chemical weeding technology, planters and apple tree thinning systems. SwarmBot navigates via GPS and inertial systems. GPS denied navigation is due to be released soon. Path planning includes a return-to-refill location feature.

Availability: Operating leases for US$ 4,100 per month with a three-year commitment. Oversees deployments are planned for the third quarter of 2021.

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