- Manufacturer: Vitibot
- Robot: Bakus
- Task(s): Bakus integrates a wide range of modular tools for efficient work in vineyards.
- Development start: 2017
- Pricing: Starting price : €120.000/US $134.900, full option price €180.000/US $202.350 (with fast charger, high capacity batteries, tools, etc)
The Vitibot Bakus is a viticultural straddle robot that integrates a wide range of modular tools for efficient work in vineyards. The robot uses RTK GPS technology for its movements. It is fully electric and can detect unusual changes in topography that can cause Bakus to slow down and stop. Several safety elements are present for the detection of obstructions. The robot is equipped with eight 3D cameras and twelve RGB cameras and can work for 10 hours autonomously with four Lithium Ion batteries.
Drive train type
The Bakus has a pulling force of 1800 Kg and 48 kw of power. It has a connected tool holder for soil works. There is a lifting system with a hydro-electric cylinder, a maintenance-free stroke of 680 mm, able to embed mechanical or electric tools. Bakus is modular and can also perform tasks such as confined spraying with recovery panels or trimming.
The robot uses RTK GPS technology for its movements. Plots are mapped, and maps will be deployed in the robot. This allows a displacement with a centimetric precision. Several safety elements are present on the machine for the detection of obstructions. There are contactors under the body, bumpers at the front and rear of each wheel, human detection cameras, emergency stop buttons and a remote emergency stop button for the operator that is supervising Bakus.
Look for all specifications in the table below.
|Name robot||Vitibot Bakus|
|Dimensions||S-model: Length: 3.5m/11.5ft. Width: 1.75m/5.7ft. Height: 2m/6.6ft.|
L-model: Length: 3.5m/11.5ft. Width: 1.95m/6.4ft. Height: 2.5m/8.2ft.
|Turning radius||Bakus can turn on its axis at 360° because its 4 wheels are directed and driven. The turning space used is 4 meters for each half turn|
|Weight||Weight S model : 2050 kg|
L model : 2100 kg
|Energy stock/range||10 hours|
|Driveline||4 steering motors, electric and independent, 4 directed and driven wheels|
|Output capacity||5.5 – 6 hectares per day|
|Navigation system||The robot uses RTK GPS technology for its movements.|
|Pricing||Starting price : €120.000/US $134.900, full option price €180.000/US $202.350 (with fast charger, high capacity batteries, tools, etc)|
|Availability (countries)||Currently available for sale, lease and as a service in France and Italy. There are plans to introduce it in Austria, Australia, Spain and the United States.|
|Units operational (total end 2021)||35 robots are operational in France and Italy|