Jun 7, 2023FIRA USA welcomes more than 25 robots this September
The second edition of FIRA USA, Sep. 19-21, 2023, highlights robots, which can help solve some of the weeding, harvesting, picking and carrying challenges facing growers.
The Salinas Sports Complex will be the place to discover the autonomous farming solutions in action. During the three-day expo, demos, pitch sessions and even a robot parade will take place at FIRA USA. The traveling event will focus on vegetables, trees and vineyards as well as environmental and labor issues.
25+ robots confirm participation in FIRA USA 2023
“Even if FIRA USA 2022 in Fresno was already a success, this year marks a real turn: four months before the event, we already confirmed 25 robots — and it’s just the beginning,” Maialen Cazenave, co-director in charge of the partnerships at GOFAR noted. “Coming from California, other states in the US, and even from Europe, we expect another 10 to 20 robots to partner with us – and we have space to welcome them both on the exhibition area and on the demo zones (on vegetables, fruits, orchards, and vineyards).”
Bluewhite’s Pathfinder transforms any brand of existing orchard or vineyard tractor into a fully autonomous fleet, capable of executing multiple tasks, such as spraying, herbicide, discing, mowing, or harvesting, with high precision and operating efficiency.
Naïo Technologies, California and France
Oz, Ted, Orio and Jo: light electric and autonomous ag. robots to offer a sustainable alternative to the use of herbicides that can interface with smart implements to offer a high precision weeding, seeding, mowing and a very precise guidance of the implements.
Carbon Robotics, California
A high-precision LaserWeeder leverages sophisticated AI deep learning technology, computer vision, robotics, and lasers.
Stout Industrials, California
The Stout Smart Cultivator is a software-defined, tractor-drawn implement that uses machine vision and artificial intelligence to cultivate and weed fields using mechanical blades.
Agtonomy is a fully electric, reference tractor that executes labor-intensive field missions such as mowing, spraying, transport and weeding, in the toughest terrain.
ARA is a high-precision sprayer developed by Ecorobotix, which enables the ultra-targeted application of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides or fertilizers, reducing the use of them up to 95%.
A scouting robot that scans the crops and record their growth rates, plant health the prevalence of any weeds, suited for farms around 500 acres and works with several types of row crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, canola and many others.
Nexus Robotics, Canada
A weeding and scouting robot that provides farmers with real-time information about the size and health of their crops.
Verdant Robotics, California
A multi-action, autonomous farm robot capable of millimeter-accurate spraying, laser weeding, and AI-based digital crop modeling.
GUSS Automation, California
GUSS autonomous sprayers provide a solution to labor challenges while increasing efficiency, precision and safety in orchards, vineyards, and high-density orchards.
The WeedSpider can be configured to efficiently and accurately mechanically weed, mechanically thin, or precision spray commercial vegetable crops.
Amiga is a modular, all-electric micro-tractor that can turn-in-place, haul, lift, carry tools, cultivate, and is easy to adapt to any farm’s cropping systems and cultural practices.
Monarch Tractor, California
A fully electric, driver-optimal, smart Tractor platform built to empower farmers by enabling profitable implementation of sustainable and organic practices.
Mantis Ag Technologies, California
From thinners to sprayers and cultivators, the line of products turns intelligence, automation and data into smart, practical solutions for growers.
Burros use computer vision, high precision GPS, and AI to follow people to navigate autonomously from A to B while carrying various payloads.
Robotics Plus, New Zealand
A modular platform, designed to accommodate swappable attachments for spraying-mowing, trimming and weed control under development.
A robotics platform powered by the sun, directly. Like a plant, it aims for affordability and scale. It starts with the farmer first and builds its platform from there.
End-to-end artificial pollination service comprising two steps that mimics the natural pollination process — collecting and distributing pollen.
Agricultural machines for soil cultivation and weeding solutions for vegetable production, field crops, ornamental production, herbs, grassland, vineyards and orchards.
The largest in-field demo zone for robots
FIRA USA will host the largest demo zone of farming robots.
Managed by Triangle Farms, Pacific Ag Rentals and the University of California, the crops will be available for the robots to show their functions on vegetables, fruits, orchards and vineyards.
To exhibit and/or make a robot demos, manufacturers can contact Maialen Cazenave by email at email@example.com.
Registrations to FIRA USA 2023 are open, visit fira-usa.com.
The GOFAR non-profit organization promotes and develops the agricultural robotics sector at international level.
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico.
The Vine, UC ANR
The VINE, an initiative of University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, is California’s agriculture, food, and biotech innovation network. Its mission is to harness the power of open innovation to help industries and entrepreneurs grow and scale globally while catalyzing technology innovation and commercialization for productive, sustainable, and equitable food systems.