- Manufacturer: TerraClear (USA)
- Robot(s): Rock picker
- Task(s): semi-autonomous rock picking
- Development start: January 2018
- Pricing: as a service from US$ 150/hour
- Units active: a few prototypes
The TerraClear rock picker attaches to the front-end loader on a utility tractor or the mount-plate on a skid steer. For now, someone needs to drives the machine on the optimised route provided. Computer vision and AI identify rocks and control the mechanism which locates and places the rocks into a bucket. The final concept that is currently in early development will be fully autonomous. It will navigate and plan the picking either using an optimised route based on a map or will scout for rocks in a standard pattern using computer vision.
Availability: TerraClear will start in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest of the USA, followed by the rest of the USA and Canada. Initially priced at US$ 150 per hour during the beta launch in Idaho.