Worthy winners: a robot harvester and an innovative planter
Farmer's Weekly|January 21, 2022
Of the 16 silver medals awarded by the German Agricultural Society, organiser of the 2022 Agritechnica Innovation Awards, one went to the manufacturers of an autonomous robot for broccoli harvesting, while another recognised an implement that combines sowing and crop residue management.

One of the biggest challenges in intensive vegetable farming is the cost and availability of labour. In broccoli production, for example, harvesting takes up around half of the total working time required.

To address this challenge, a highperformance Agro Intelligence ApS field robot has been combined with a broccoli-harvesting robot from RoboVeg. The result, the RoboVeg Robotti, won one of 16 silver medals at the 2022 Agritechnica Innovation Awards.

The machine is powered by two engines that deliver a total output of 104kW, with 40kW tapped off at the power take-off shaft. The machine has a lifting power of 750kg.

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