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  • Manufacturer: SwarmFarm
  • Robot: SwarmBot
  • Task(s): Robot platform for horticulture, orchard and large-scale agriculture applications
  • Development start: 2012
  • Pricing: Operating lease at €48,600/US $55,000 per year for a 3 year term

Description

SwarmFarm does not build or sell implements. Its developer ecosystem SwarmConnect allows manufacturers to integrate their implements onboard its robots. Implement manufacturers can buy a SwarmConnect module (ECU) and wiring loom to convert their product to autonomy ready or integrate through SwarmFarm’s API. To date, 9 manufacturers offer SwarmConnect ready implements, including spray booms from 9 to 18 meters wide with spray tanks from 1000 liters up to 3000 liters, Green on Brown and Green on Green weed detection cameras, mowers and slashers. Autonomous dock and refill for granular as well as liquid products are scheduled for April 2022.

Drive train type

Diesel engine and hydrostatic drive

Characteristics

62 KW diesel engine, 5 hydraulic remotes with 100 l/min oil flow, Cat 2 point linkage with 1500 kg lift capacity, 12 volt 120 amp alternator.

Navigation system

2cm RTK GPS with IMU and wheel odometry. Obstacle detection 3D Lidar and 3D time of flight infrared cameras. Safety bumper bar is also incorporated. Works in daylight as well as night. Lidar and infrared are not affected by darkness.

Look for all specifications in the table below.

Manufacturer:

Name robotSwarmBot
DimensionsLength : 4.2m/13.8ft. Width : 1.7m to 4.4m/5.6ft to 14.4ft. Height: 2m to 2.8m/6.6ft to 9.2ft. Track width 1.45m/4.8ft to 4m/13.1 to suit orchards through to Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF)
Turning radius3.05m/10ft.
Weight  2000 kg
Energy source  Diesel engine
Energy stock/range  30 hours on one tank
Driveline  Diesel engine and hydrostatic drive
Output capacity  Max working speed of 10 kph. 18 meter spray boom will cover 18 ha/hr. A 3 meter mower will mow 3 hectares per hour
Navigation system2cm RTK GPS with IMU and wheel odometry. Obstacle detection 3D Lidar and 3D time of flight infrared cameras.
Pricing  Operating lease at €48,600/US $55,000 per year for a 3 year term
Availability (countries)Australia
Units operational (total end 2021)  23 Robots in commercial operation at the end of 2021

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