VIDEO: Trabotyx, weeding robot of Dutch origin

Photo: Galama Media
Photo: Galama Media

For the weeding robot of the Dutch startup Trabotyx, weeds right next to carrots are a priority because they are difficult to remove manually.

A ZED 2 stereo camera should recognize those weeds from the side. In the future there will be a second camera for extra capacity. A (later two) pneumatic arm with a knife on it cuts the weeds, after which a gripper grabs it. With two lithium batteries, the vehicle should be able to work for 3 to 4 hours. This corresponds to a third hectare. Then you have to change the batteries. The vehicle follows the ridges visually and is not yet able to turn on the headland.

During the Dutch Future Farming & Food Experience on the 31st of May in Lelystad (the Netherlands) twelve field robots and implements for precision hoeing showed what they are capable of. At the event, the Trabotyx showed its weeding technology.

Watch the video below to learn more about the robot.

Geert Hekkert Chief editor of Future Farming
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