Corteva Agriscience is working with Boston dynamics’ spot robot named “Annie ” to advance Agri robotics.
Corteva Agriscience has adopted a Boston dynamic robot to support agricultural research. The company named the spotting robot “Anatoly Aka Annie” after the pioneer founder Henry A. Wallace’s pet Anatolian Shepherd dogs. Spot robot, with its cutting edge technology, can walk in between the corn, sunflowers. With its data collection capability, It Can support new seed development and crop protection applications.
Spot robots can work seamlessly in all temperatures and harsh environments. Spot robots can capture data accurately and safely. It has in-built cameras to sense and inspect. Its lightweight design can help the workers of corteva agriscience to operate in a safe environment. The robots are efficient in inspection and help in molecular discovery, and aid researchers in crop protection solutions.
We're taking ag robotics to new heights collaborating with @BostonDynamics and @TrimbleCorpNews, the jointly developed solution combines the mobility of Annie, autonomous navigation capabilities & an innovative approach to helping farmers overcome ag’s most pressing challenges. pic.twitter.com/ptoRknkq8k
— Corteva Agriscience™ (@corteva) July 20, 2021
Geoff Graham, leader of seed product development for Corteva Agriscience, said:
Annie’s proximal sensing capabilities and ability to execute specific actions at a particular plot or by the individual plant would help them challenge assumptions.
He added that
The ability to leverage a robot to navigate row crop fields while carrying and pulling instruments to collect data or apply chemicals more efficiently has tremendous potential as they push the boundaries of what they can deliver to farmers.
Boston Dynamics is an American-based robotics company. It develops robots to enrich lifestyles. Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot is trained for Mars exploration. It has also developed a Stretch Robot to help in warehouse operations.
Corteva Agriscience is the only major Agriscience company dedicated to agriculture. It has its headquarters in Delaware. They work in bringing scientific advancement. Corteva Agriscience has worked with Trimble, a provider of advanced location-based services, to integrate GPS to spot robots and enhance its operations further.
The partnership between the three companies would help farmers overcome their agricultural challenges.